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ACC 121 -- Accounting Principles I

This course covers basic principles and procedures in accounting for both a service and merchandising business. It includes the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, manual accounting systems, petty cash, bank reconciliations, receivables, inventories, and property, plant, and equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Early College, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111. (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BUS 105 (as of Fall 2010)
ACC 122 -- Accounting Principles II

Second semester accounting continues with payroll, current liabilities, partnerships, corporations, bonds, cash flow statements, and financial statement analysis. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Early College)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = ACC 121 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ACC 221 -- Intermediate Accounting I

A detailed analysis of the content of financial statements covering problems related to revenue recognition, time value of money, cash, receivables, and inventories including calculation and analysis of financial ratios. US and international reporting standards are compared. The course begins with a brief review of the fundamental accounting process. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = ACC 122 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ACC 222 -- Intermediate Accounting II

A detailed analysis of the content of financial statements covering problems related to property, plant and equipment, investments, current liabilities and contingencies, bonds, an long-term notes, leases, income taxes, and shareholders' equity. US and international reporting standards are compared. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = ACC 122 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ACC 225 -- Cost/Management Accounting

This course introduces the basic concepts and terminology of managerial cost accounting, its nature and tasks. Both job order cost systems and process cost systems are analyzed. The student begins building a knowledge base for managerial cost accounting through the analysis of the theory and practical applications of cost-volume-profit analysis, job costing, budgets and standard costing, and study of internal control systems in a manufacturing setting. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = ACC 121 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ACC 122, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ACC 231 -- Federal Income Tax Problems

In this course the student becomes familiar with basic federal individual income tax procedures and practices in order to be able to prepare basic federal individual income tax returns. The student develops the ability to identify unusual tax circumstances that require professional assistance. In addition the student will be exposed to basic tax planning procedures and a brief introduction to other tax areas. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): ACC 122

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ACC 122 (as of Fall 2013)
ACC 290 -- Accounting Internship

The accounting work experience is an elective of the two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting. The purpose of this work experience course is to provide an opportunity for students to acquire accounting work experience, to apply their skills in a real work setting, and to build ties with the business/ professional community. Students spend 10 hours per week in this paid or non-paid, supervised on-the-job training experience. In addition to the required 150 hours in an accounting site, students complete brief, reflective writing assignments. Students must apply at least one month prior to the semester in which they will complete the internship. Required: 12 semester credits of accounting in addition to a spreadsheet course. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting. Approval of accounting instructor required. Minimum of 8 hours per week. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = 12 semester credits of accounting in addition to a spreadsheet course. This internship requires the approval of accounting instructor, a GPA of 3.0 in accounting and a minimum of eight hours per week spent on-site. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ACC 122, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2013)
ANT 102 -- Underwater Archaeology

This course will provide students with an introduction to theory, method, technologies, and practice in underwater archaeology, with case studies of prehistoric and historical sites worldwide, including the Michigan Great Lakes. Course content will draw primarily from anthropology and the applied social sciences. This is a lecture-based course with field trips to coastal sites in northern Michigan. No diving is required. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111 (as of Fall 2010)
ANT 113 -- Intro to Cultural Anthropology

The study of the role of society and culture in humankind's adaptation to a variety of environments is the focus of this course. A variety of cultures are studied, utilizing cross-cultural comparisons. Among topics considered are field methods, theories of cultural evolution, the family, kinship, economics, religion, political organization and language. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ANT 201 -- Nautical Archaeology I

This is an entry level course to the Nautical Archaeology Society Training Program and is aimed at introducing nautical archaeology to divers and non-divers, and promoting their interest in the subject. It provides the basic training in archaeological survey and project management with the aim of teaching students how to design, plan and run their own field work projects. The curriculum will be presented in the classroom and in an open water setting (or onshore site for non divers) in the field. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid), Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ANT 102 (as of Fall 2010)
ANT 202 -- Nautical Archaeology II

This is a field archaeology course that allows students the opportunity to practice skills they learned in ANT 201. Students will design and execute a maritime archaeology project in the Grand Traverse region or other maritime landscape. Students may also participate in larger projects during special summer field schools hosted at NMC and abroad. Beach projects will be developed for non divers. The course will be offered during the summer semester on a flexible time schedule and is based on individual availability and weather conditions. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = ENG 99 or placement into ENG 11/111 (as of Summer 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ANT 201 (as of Summer 2011)
ANT 297A -- I/S Anthropology

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 100 -- Art Appreciation

This course prepares the student to make sense of the visual arts, with the emphasis on the process of evaluating meaning and value. The student is exposed to the various media and forms with which the artist works. In addition, the student is given a brief overview of the history of art from classical to the present. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Early College, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 111 -- History of Western Art I

The course will introduce major trends of Western Art from Pre-History through Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture will be presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 112 -- History of Western Art II

This course is designed to introduce major trends in Western Art from the Renaissance through Modernism to the present. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture will be presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 121 -- Drawing I

Drawing I introduces the students to basic drawing skills and techniques through the use of line, form, composition, perspective and the use of chiaroscuro. The course emphasis is on using drawing as a vehicle for seeing and communicating. Students will learn to judge proportions, create volume, depict the illusion of space and to analyze their own work as well as others. Black and white dry medium will be used for all assignments. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 122 -- Drawing II

Course will explore advanced methods in drawing including the effects of lighting, multiple panel design and conceptualizing of compositions with an emphasis on the use of new media and developing a personal style. Advanced use of color media and theory will be explored in this course. Assignments will include still life and object studies designed by both the instructors and students. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 121 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 131 -- 2-D Design

Course will study the concepts and theory of two-dimensional design, pattern, and color as they apply to visual perception and communication. Students will study visual structure, color and their application. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 132 -- 3-D Design

An introduction to the elements of construction and production of three-dimensional design. Shape, volume, mass, and interaction of forms and colors will be studied within a variety of conceptual modes, e.g. architecture, sculpture, package design, display, etc. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ART 131 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 151 -- Ceramics I

This is an introductory course consisting of instruction and development of hand-building skills and basic ceramic design. Students prove critical thinking and development of technical skills by completing hand building projects that include: sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Functional pottery, sculpture, and hybrids of these forms will be the focus of this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 152 -- Ceramics II

This course is an advanced studio intensive class that builds on the skills and knowledge developed in Ceramics I, basic hand building. Advanced projects using hand building and wheel throwing techniques will be completed for assessment. Projects will include the concepts of sets, bottle forms, wheel throwing, the human figure, and large stacking forms. Sketchbook/sourcebook documentation of research and design will be required. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 151 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 161 -- Painting I

This course will introduce concepts of painting as well as principles of design, including the development of painting techniques. Students will be given painting projects/problems throughout the semester ending with one self-directed painting which makes application of learned concepts. Oils and acrylics will be used. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 162 -- Painting II

This course will continue the concepts of Painting I as well as elements of design, including the development of a personal styled technique. Students will deal with more complex and involved painting concepts with an emphasis upon on a particular focus of interest and challenge. The course is designed to give more latitude in an independent/individual approach. Students will work in either oil or acrylic paint. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 161 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 165 -- Watercolor Painting I

An introduction to the techniques and materials of watercolor painting. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 166 -- Watercolor Painting II

Watercolor II deals with advanced problems in watercolor painting with special emphasis on individual development and creativity particularly in the area of compositional conceptualization. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 165 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 174 -- Digital Photography

The learner will gain a strong understanding of light, and how it illuminates the subject, become proficient in the use of the adjustable digital camera and demonstrate, explain and craft both the history and the creative process of photography. Visual learning will allow the development of a b+w and color core of composition. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 175 -- Color Photography I

Color Photography I is an intermediate photography course covering the basics of working with photographs in digital color form. Specific topics will include understanding the digital process and the controls available to maximize image quality, image enhancement using software programs (Adobe Photoshop), color theory as it applies to both image making and image enhancement, color management, and output to digital prints. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 171 (as of Spring 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 181 -- Printmaking I

Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production and presentation of achromatic prints. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ART 121 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 182 -- Printmaking II

Printmaking II expands on processes and concepts explored in Printmaking I with the emphasis on more complex techniques including lithography, drypoint, and collagraphs. Students will refine their technical skills and concepts begun in Printmaking I. Students will explore contemporary printing techniques and issues. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 181 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 213 -- Modern Art History

This course examines the history of art from the beginning of the 20th century to present. Emphasis is placed on the continuing connection between modern art movements and the relationship of art to the social and cultural contexts. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 221 -- Life Drawing I

Life Drawing I involves comprehensive studies in drawing the human figure with a variety of materials and discusses the solution of the problems of figure drawing used to advance the general qualities of grace, rhythm, and form. Explorations include gesture drawing, contour drawing and drawing the figure in motion. Life Drawing I will work primarily in charcoal and pencil. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 121 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ART 122 (as of Fall 2010)
ART 222 -- Life Drawing II

Life Drawing II is an advanced study of problems in drawing the human figure in multiple views and in longer studies with an accent on composition and dealing not only with the model but the environment the model is in. Life Drawing II will include the introduction of color and wet media. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 221 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 275 -- Color Photography II

Color Photography II is an advanced photography course dealing with the use of digital photographic tools and techniques to create artistic work. On the technical side, specific topics will include advanced tools for image control, advanced features in software digital imaging programs (Adobe Photoshop and plug-ins), color management in the digital environment, and multiple options for the output of work in a variety of forms. On the artistic side, the work will be to create a coherent visual project that reflects the interests of the student. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = ART 175 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 290A -- Academic/Service Internship

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 297A -- I/S Art

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 297C -- I/S Ceramics

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 297D -- I/SCeramics

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ART 297F -- I/S Art

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ASL 101 -- American Sign Language I

ASL 101 introduces students to the language and culture of Deaf people in the United States and most of Canada. This course will focus on building vocabulary and dialogue structures needed for introductory conversation about purposeful topics, the use of non-manual grammatical markers such as facial expression, use of fingerspelling and numbers, and an introduction to the rich history and culture of the Deaf Community. Students will participate in interactive classroom activities using a "voices off" policy to ensure ASL immersion. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ASL 102 -- American Sign Language II

ASL 102 furthers student knowledge and experience of the language and culture of Deaf people in the United States and most of Canada. The introduction of additional vocabulary and grammar structures furthers students' ability to communicate meaningfully with ASL users. Students will develop greater insight into the Deaf culture through the context of ASL literature and current topics relevant to the Deaf community are explored. "Voice off" policy is used for more extended periods of time. While developing communication skills, students will simultaneously mature in their understanding of the Deaf experience. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = Successful completion of ASL 101 or instruction permission. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ASL 103 -- American Sign Language III

ASL 103 is a continuation of ASL 101 and ASL 102, expanding the emphasis on ASL grammar, vocabulary development, and Deaf culture. Dialogue, short stories, narratives, and short conversation, both receptive and expressive, will be featured through the course. Meaningful conversational topic development is emphasized. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = Successful completion of ASL 101 and ASL 102 or instructor permission. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AST 100 -- Observational Astronomy

This is an introduction to astronomy. The goal of this course is to acquaint the student with the constellations, solar system objects, and their motions, the celestial sphere concept and co-ordinate system. Stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies are also studied. Students will use naked-eye observations as well as telescopes, spectrograph, photometer and CCD camera to observe and report findings. Each session includes training in the operation of equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AST 109 -- Planetary Astronomy

Characteristics and properties of the solar system and its components are presented to students in the context of the history of discovery. This information is integrated with student observational data to develop a mathematical model in the laboratory. The model is developed by incorporating equations used to compute characteristics and properties of solar system components. The model is utilized by students to encourage understanding of why the solar system has evolved to its current state by evaluating the effects of changes in values of fundamental measured properties and characteristics. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = ENG 99 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = AST 109L
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 11/111, may be taken concurrently, and MTH 111. (as of Fall 2012)
AST 109L -- Planetary Astronomy Lab

See AST 109 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = AST 109
Recommended prerequisites = None
AST 119 -- Astronomy

History of discovery of the nature of the cosmos and its contents is the format utilized to develop understanding of the nature of stars and the universe, and the physical principles determining this nature. These principles underlie our proficiency for prediction of the nature of the universe and our ability to make observations of our universe. The principles are analyzed by means of a student developed mathematical model incorporating the quantitative relationships derived by physicists and astronomers. Observations provide students with the sky knowledge and data necessary for prediction of stellar characteristics. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = ENG 99 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = AST 119L
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 11/111, may be taken concurrently, and MTH 111. (as of Fall 2012)
AST 119L -- Astronomy Lab

See AST 119 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = AST 119
Recommended prerequisites = None
AST 297A -- I/S Astronomy

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 100 -- Automotive Service Basics

This is the first course in the Automotive Service Program. Engine theory, cooling systems, and lube requirements will be covered. Bolts, micrometers and basic specialty tools are integrated into the class. Training in the use of acetylene torch equipment will be taught along with its use in the automotive field. Students who passed a prior approved high school tech prep program will not be required to take this course. This course is designed to prepare the student to enter the automotive program. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 99, MTH 08 (as of Fall 2012)
AT 110 -- Automotive Brake Systems

This course covers theory, components, nomenclature, and service of automotive brake systems. Students will use standard skills to diagnose hydraulic systems, drum and disk brake systems, power assist units and systems. The study and repair of modern ABS systems along with the replacement of associated parts such as wheel bearings will also be covered. Lab work will include procedures such as the use of brake lathes, brake line cutting and flaring procedures, and the use of electronic test equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 7; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 100, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 120 -- Automotive Electrical I

This course covers basic electricity, circuits, testing equipment, and solid state electronics. In addition, this course will familiarize the student with the operation, testing, and service of the automotive starting and charging system. This is a combination lecture and lab course using both components and vehicles for demonstration. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 100, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 130 -- Engine Performance I

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the theory and operation of the automotive ignition system and fuel system. The course includes topics such as distributors, electronic ignition, distributorless systems, fuel injection systems, turbochargers and superchargers. The lab portion provides the student with actual hands-on experience with tune-up, ignition, and fuel system service. Modern test equipment will be provided and proper diagnostic techniques will be stressed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 220 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 140 -- Suspension and Steering

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the nomenclature, theory, and service techniques for the modern steering and suspension system. Includes the repair of MacPherson struts and rack and pinion service. The course will provide the student with actual experience with alignment and tire-balancing equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 100, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 150 -- Automatic Transmissions

This course is designed to familiarize the student with hydraulic theory, internal transmission powerflow, electronic control and torque converter operation. All aspects of transmission operation will be covered as well as removal, overhaul, and installation procedures. Students will remove, overhaul, dyno-test, and install actual failed units in the lab. The cause of the failure of these units will be explored in detail. Factory and aftermarket updates to prevent future failures will be taught. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 9; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = Instructor's signature required. (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 160 -- Engine Repair

This course covers the theory, construction, and repair of the four stroke automotive engine. This will include the proper use of compression and leakage test equipment, precision measuring tools, special engine tools and valve grinding equipment. The lab work will include diagnosis, replacement of external parts and tear down and overhaul of actual failed engines. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 100, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 170 -- Heating and Air Conditioning

This course covers the principles of refrigeration with emphasis on the particular problems of application to automotive air conditioning. The course also covers automotive heating systems which include heater cores, blower motors, vent systems and the electronic controls for them. The student will learn how to use refrigerant recovery and charging equipment and will have hands-on experience in the lab with that equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 120 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 180 -- Manual Drivetrain and Axles

This course covers the basic operating principles, construction, power flow and repair of clutches, manual transaxles, and drive shafts. Differential theory and overhaul will be covered including ring and pinion replacement and set up. Lab work will include hands-on repair of late model vehicles including four wheel drive. Group 2 course. Prerequisite: AT 100 or taken concurrently.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 9; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 100, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 200 -- Service Department Management

This course is designed to acquaint the student who plans a career in the automotive service industry with the duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and problems of service department manager. The student will learn general shop organization, types of service, and cost and returns by department. Time will be devoted to employer-employee and customer relations, and instruction in the use of the service manual. Also includes practice in writing and administering various forms such as work orders, rate sheets, etc. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 210 -- Hybrid Technology

This course provides a comprehensive systems overview of the operating principles, maintenance, and service of hybrid electric vehicles. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 130 or certification in electrical and engine tune up. (as of Spring 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 220 -- Automotive Electrical II

This course covers advanced automotive electronics with the emphasis placed on operation, troubleshooting, and repair of lighting, gauges, accessories, and power option circuits. Body hardware is covered including diagnostics of modern systems with body control modules. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 120 (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 230 -- Engine Performance II

This course covers computerized engine controls including the latest emission control systems. The student will become proficient with the use of scanners, scopes, and the latest engine analyzers. The art of diagnostics and troubleshooting will be stressed. The student will have hands-on experience in this area including practice using the computer as a source of information. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 130 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AT 240 -- Unmanned Ground Vehicles

This course is designed to be a capstone project for students in the Engineering Technology unmanned ground vehicle curriculum specialization. Students enrolled in this project will design and build an unmanned ground vehicle. The specifics on the type of vehicle will be developed by the instructor and students as part of the course. Students will gain experience in all areas of engineering technology, including design, project management, scheduling, budgeting and fundraising. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = AT 130, AT 220, ENG 111, MTH 111, RAM 120 (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 112, MTH 121 (as of Spring 2014)
AUD 100 -- Intro to Audio Tech

This course consists of one-on-one mentoring in audio technology with our NMC Audio Technology staff. It is designed to customize the audio tech training experience for each students, helping to identify interests and aptitude, or to provide tutoring as needed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 101 -- Theory for Studio Engineers

This course is a study of song forms, notation of rhythms, chord symbols, key and time signatures, and familiarization with lead sheets and scores as commonly used in Pop and Jazz. This course will provide students the knowledge needed to work in a variety of musical genres and mediums. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 110 -- Studio Recording I

This course is a combination of the study of audio and recording theory with instruction and practice in audio studio recording techniques. There is an emphasis on developing skills in the use of current technology. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 100, may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 120 -- Digital Audio I

This course includes a brief history of MIDI, the MIDI specification and setting up a MIDI studio. Students will learn techniques of MIDI and audio recording and editing, creating MIDI and audio tracks using MIDI software sequencers and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW). This course will present the content required for taking the Logic Level One User Certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 100, may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 130 -- Live Sound I

This course is a study of sound, its characteristics, and our perceptions of sound. It also explores basic electronics and acoustics as they relate to the understanding and operation of live sound reinforcements. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 100, may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 210 -- Studio Recording III

This course builds on the topics covered in AUD 110 and AUD 111, focusing on the refining and addition of skills in digital audio recording. Students develop competencies in working with hardware and software in audio project-based settings. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 111 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 220 -- Digital Audio III

Digital Audio III is the continuation of AUD 121, Digital Audio II. This course further explores MIDI and audio recording and editing in Logic and Pro Tools, and also delves into an exploration of software sound synthesizers and sampler instruments found in Digital Audio Workstations. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 121 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 230 -- Live Sound III

This course will focus on real world application of the tools. The student will be presented with the opportunity to learn advanced mixing concepts for FOH and Monitor systems, the theory of sound system design, performance/show logistics, performance contract basics, local ordinance issues, risk and liability and why "The Show Must Go On". Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 131 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AUD 250 -- Audio Tech Practicum

This course is designed to give students practical experience in digital audio recording. Students participate in a variety of recording situations using various hardware and software recording techiques. Students apply techniques used in previous recording and digital audio courses. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = AUD 110, AUD 120, AUD 130 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 111 -- Private Flight

A flight course structured to provide a minimum of 40 dual and solo flight hours to meet the aeronautical experience requirements for a private pilot. Upon completion of this course, the student will have attained the FAA Private Pilot Rating. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 118 -- Instrument Flight I

This course is the beginning stage of the Instrument Pilot Rating. The ground work will be laid for students to safely fly by the instruments. Skills and techniques will be gained to effectively move to Instrument Flight II where holding, tracking, and approaches will be learned. Both the aircraft and flight simulator will be used to obtain skills required for this course. Objectives learned will go toward the FAA Instrument Rating. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 130 -- Instrument Flight II

The aircraft and the simulator will be used to teach the required skills. The student will learn tracking and instrument approaches. At the culmination of this course the student will have gained actual instrument flight time and be a competent instrument pilot and will be signed off for the FAA Instrument check ride. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 141 -- Introduction to UAS

Students will be introduced to the world of Unmanned Aerial Systems. This course takes a look at everything from current Unmanned Aircraft Systems to future civilian applications. In addition to learning about this new industry, students will be introduced to flying remotely piloted aircraft and operating entry level Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 230 -- Commercial Flight I

The student will advance their skills required by the FAA to obtain a Commercial Pilot Certificate. They will gain experience in different aircraft with the opportunity to gain a Tailwheel Endorsement or Seaplane Rating. Students will increase their instrument proficiency while conducting cross country flights. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Instrument Flight Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 232 -- Commercial Flight II

A flight course structured to provide a minimum of 45 dual and solo flight hours to partially fulfill the flight hour requirements for the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. This course will provide a review of VFR and IFR cross country navigation procedures and introduce the student to multi-engine flight. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = AVF 230 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 234 -- Commercial Flight III

This course is the last of three flight courses required to obtain the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. This course consists of approximately 18 flight hours with an emphasis on commercial flight maneuvers in preparation for the Commercial Pilot FAA Practical Test. Upon completion of this course, the student will have attained the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = AVF 232, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 241 -- UAS II

Students will apply what they have learned in previous courses by working largely in the field conducting simulated and real life flight missions. This course focuses on applying Unmanned Aerial Systems to future civilian applications such as inspections, aerial mapping, and aerial photography. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = AVF 141 and either AVG 210 or AVG 261 (as of Summer 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 271 -- Multi-Engine Flight

This flight course involves approximately 10 flight hours in an airplane/simulator and 5 ground hours and is designed to give the student the aeronautical knowledge, proficiency, and experience required to meet the FAA Practical Test Standards for the Private or Commercial Multi-engine rating. Upon completion of this course, the student will have attained the FAA Multi-engine Land Rating. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 274 -- Tailwheel Flight

This course is designed to provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and experience to receive a logbook endorsement to fly tailwheel aircraft. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 275 -- Seaplane Flight

In this course, the student will gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to receive endorsement for the FAA Practical Test. Students will learn in a Piper Super Cub on floats as they demonstrate maneuvers and landings. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 281 -- Advanced Cross Country Flight

Students will be exposed to various terrain and weather conditions while accomplishing 50 hours of multi-engine cross-country flight. They will be responsible for all aspects of flight planning, ground handling of aircraft, and management of cargo and passengers as necessary. All flight lessons will be conducted with a Multi-Engine Flight instructor. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Multi-Engine Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Commercial Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
AVF 283 -- Upset Maneuver Training

In this course, the student will learn the foundations to safely perform basic aerobatic maneuvers. Also, the student will gain confidence and skills necessary to recover from various unusual flight attitudes that will increase the students' overall flight safety. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 284 -- Instrument Flight Instructor

The student perfects both teaching and instrument flying skills while sitting in the right seat of the cockpit. The student develops the knowledge and ability to teach others instrument flying procedures. Training utilizes instrument equipped aircraft and a Frasca simulator. The course consists of 10-20 hours of flying and 10-20 hours of ground time. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Flight Instructor Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 285 -- CRM Flight

Students will learn the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM) with 50 hours of flight in a multi-engine aircraft, including the challenge and response concepts used in corporate, regional, or major airlines. Lessons will explore decision making during normal, adverse, or unplanned conditions during all phases of flight. Students will be in the role of both Captain and First Officer. All flight lessons will be conducted in a multi-engine aircraft with a Certified Flight instructor. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Multi-Engine Rating (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Commercial Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2012)
AVF 297B -- I/S Flight

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 297C -- I/S Aviation

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVF 382 -- Flight Instructor Rating

In this course the student will learn the skills to be a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). They will master the skills of the Private and Commercial Pilot ratings. In addition they will learn how to be an effective teacher and understand all FAA rules and regulations that accompany being an instructor. The student will learn in this course through the use of the simulator and aircraft. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = Commerical Pilot with Instrument Rating (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVG 101 -- Private Ground School

A course of study that will provide the aeronautical knowledge required of a private pilot and prepare the student to take the FAA Private Pilot written examination. Topics include: aerodynamics, engine and aircraft systems, airport operations, weight and balance, aircraft performance, Federal Aviation Regulations, meteorology, airspace, navigation, and flight physiology. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVG 161 -- Mechanics for Pilots

This course will teach the students about the systems, components, safe repair, and regulations involved with maintaining and operating small aircraft. Students will learn in the classroom and in the maintenance hangar. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2011)
AVG 190 -- Aviation Weather

This course offers thorough coverage in the application and analysis of meteorological charts and how they pertain to aviation. It emphasizes the need for advanced knowledge on how NWS/NOAA charts are derived and how to understand their use in aviation today. Additional emphasis will be placed on predominant weather patterns, associated weather and planning flights to avoid severe weather. A basic understanding in the theory of meteorology is desired. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 101 (as of Fall 2011)
AVG 202 -- Advanced Aircraft Systems

This course is designed to prepare those students seeking to be career pilots to be successful in the intense aircraft systems ground schools offered by the airlines, manufacturers, and private training providers such as Flight Safety. Each major system of large turbine aircraft will be studied, first, in a general overview and then for a specific model, large transport category, jet aircraft. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 101 (as of Fall 2010)
AVG 204 -- Airline Aircraft Ground School

This course is designed to prepare those students seeking to be career pilots to be successful in the intense aircraft ground schools provided by the airlines. Canadair Regional Jet systems, limitations, normal and emergency checklist, and flows and flight procedures will be covered in this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 202 (as of Fall 2011)
AVG 210 -- UAS I

This course will guide students deeper into the Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry. Topics will include Federal Regulations for UAS, components of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, autopilot programming and flight plan development. Students will be working with UAS autopilot simulators and also be introduced to flying professional UAS systems. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = AVF 141, may be taken concurrently (as of Summer 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 101 (as of Summer 2013)
AVG 231 -- Aviation Law

A study of fundamental legal and aviation law principles as they apply to the various segments of the aviation industry. There will be special emphasis on contemporary aviation legal issues. The highlight of the course will be a mock court where the students, acting as plaintiff and defense attorneys, will argue an actual aviation civil case before an impartial jury. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVG 240 -- Corporate Aviation Ground

Students taking this course will learn about the aspects of corporate aviation. Aircraft, regulations, business customs, and future outlooks of corporate aviation will be presented. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 202 (as of Fall 2011)
AVG 251 -- Commercial Ground School

An advanced study of aviation topics including: GPS, meteorology, radio communications, airspace, and Federal Aviation Regulations. In addition, aircraft systems, career opportunities, aviation safety, aircraft weight and balance, performance charts, and aerodynamics are reviewed with emphasis on commercial pilot operations. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVF 111 or Private Pilot Rating. (as of Fall 2012)
AVG 252 -- Instrument Ground School

A course of study that will provide the aeronautical knowledge required for the instrument rating and prepare the student to take the FAA Instrument Rating - Airplane written examination. Topics include: flight instruments, radio navigation, departure, enroute and arrival procedures, VOR, NDB, ILS, and GPS approaches, IFR emergencies, aviation weather, and IFR cross-country flight planning. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVF 101 or Private Pilot Rating (as of Fall 2011)
AVG 285 -- Crew Resource Dynamics

An introduction to the principles of crew resource management. This course will acquaint students with the concepts and skills required of aircrew members in safely operating multi-place aircraft. Topics will include flight safety concepts, communications skills, effective teamwork principles, personality types, and aircraft accident case studies. Students will practice CRM concepts in the Frasca flight training device. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = AVG 251, may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVG 297A -- I/S Aviation Ground

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
AVG 381 -- Instructor Ground School

A course of study that will provide basic education principles and a review of the aeronautical knowledge required for the flight instructor (airplane single engine) certificate and prepare the student to take the FAA Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) and the Flight Instructor-Airplane Single Engine written examinations. Through classroom presentations and one-on-one student teaching, students will gain practical teaching experience. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Aviation
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = AVG 251 (as of Fall 2011)
BIBU 135 -- Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement will discuss the never ending effort to eliminate waste, expose root causes of problems, and improve processes. It represents a commitment to improve one's self, both mentally and physically, in small steps each day.

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIBU 424 -- Getting More Done

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIBU 425 -- Hoshin Planning

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIDT 302 -- Lean Mfg Champion 5S

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIDT 303 -- Lean Mfg Champion Kanban

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIDT 304 -- Lean Mfg Champion TPM

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIDT 305 -- Lean Mfg VSM Advanced

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 106 -- Human Biology

A survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology with a primary focus on health and disease. Topics to be discussed will include the cell structure, simple chemistry of biology, homeostasis, the organ systems, genetics, nutrition, exercise physiology, cancer, heart disease, immunology, AIDS, the effects of drugs and alcohol, and other topics of current interest. This course does not meet the requirements for the Nursing program. Consult an advisor before enrolling. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 106L
Recommended prerequisites = Students scoring below MTH 23 & ENG 111 on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2010)
BIO 106L -- Human Biology Lab

See BIO 106 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 106
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 108 -- Plant Biology

Since almost all life on earth depends upon photosynthesis, this course places its emphasis on the fascinating world of plants. It includes a study of plant structure, growth, development, propagation and scientific concepts on which horticulture is based. Laboratory exercises will include greenhouse work. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 108L
Recommended prerequisites = Students scoring below MTH 23 & ENG 111 on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2010)
BIO 108L -- Plant Biology Lab

See BIO 108 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 108
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 110 -- Essential Biology

Essential Biology is geared toward the non-major. The course will cover broad areas of biology and engage the student in how biology relates to their own life, and how science and society interact. Core concepts covered include: evolution, structure and function, information flow, exchange and storage, pathways and transformations of energy and matter, and living systems. This course replaces BIO 100, BIO 105 and BIO 109.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 110L
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: It is highly recommended that students have completed, or are concurrently enrolled in MTH 23 and ENG 111 while taking BIO 110. Students enrolling in BIO 110 that have not met these requirements should plan on additional study time, and may need to seek additional help. (as of Fall 2012)
BIO 110L -- Essential Biology Lab

See BIO 110 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 110
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 115 -- Cell,Plant & Ecosystem Biology

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of biology, including an investigation of the major kingdoms of life, classification, ecology, botany, cellular anatomy and biochemistry, DNA structure and function, genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell technologies. Laboratory includes field work and investigative exercises which illustrate lecture topics. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 115L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 111 (as of Fall 2010)
BIO 115L -- Cell, Plant, Ecosystem Bio Lab

See BIO 115 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 115
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 116 -- Genetic, Evolution, Animal Bio

This lecture and lab course concentrates on cell division, classical genetics as well as evolution and speciation. It also covers the biology of organisms including invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The treatment of the topics in this course necessarily assume a degree of familiarity with the basic biological concepts covered in BIO 115. Students who have not completed BIO 115 should expect to spend extra time reviewing these concepts throughout the course. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 116L
Recommended prerequisites = BIO 115, MTH 111 (as of Spring 2013)
BIO 116L -- Genetic, Evolu, Animal Bio Lab

See BIO 116 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 116
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 208 -- Microbiology

Introductory microbe physiology emphasizes human response to disease and the importance of microbes in environmental cycles. Laboratory is included. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = Completion of any 100-level BIO course. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = BIO 208L
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2012)
BIO 208L -- Microbiology Lab

See BIO 208 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 208
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 215 -- Genetics

Continuation of general biology genetics. Classical genetics will be covered in addition to an in-depth study of molecular genetics, recombinant DNA and human inheritance. A major emphasis will be on the current state of genetic research as it applies to gene therapy, cloning, and stem cell research. Population genetics will also be covered. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = Completion of any 100 level BIO course. (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2011)
BIO 227 -- Human Anatomy & Physiology I

This course will include an introduction to cells, histology, biochemistry, and homeostasis. In addition, the following systems will be discussed: integumentary, skeletal, muscle, nervous, and special senses. Lecture will be accompanied by lab work and applications, which will stress the anatomy, histology and function of these organ systems. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid), Summer 2014 (Hybrid), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 111; ENG 11/111 or ENG 111 may be taken concurrently. (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = BIO 227L
Recommended prerequisites = CHM 101, completion of any 100 level BIO course. (as of Spring 2014)
BIO 227L -- Human Anatomy & Phys I Lab

See BIO 227 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 227
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 228 -- Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This is the second part of a two-semester course. The second semester will include major systems in the body including: the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, metabolism, urinary system, fluid balance, reproduction and inheritance. Lecture will be accompanied by lab work, which will stress the anatomy and histology of these organ systems. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = BIO 227 (as of Fall 2010), None (as of Summer 2014), BIO 227 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = BIO 228L
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 228L -- Human Anatomy & Phys II Lab

See BIO 228 course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 228
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 240 -- Normal and Clinical Nutrition

Nutrition is considered from a strong biological point of view. Discussions will include a brief overview of principles of normal nutrition and then will proceed to how these principles apply to cause and treatment of specific disease states and the nutrition care process required. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BIO 227, MTH 08 or equivalent. (as of Fall 2012)
BIO 250 -- Natural History of Vertebrates

This course introduces students to the biology and diversity of vertebrate species in Michigan. The life history, anatomy behavior, systematics, ecology and conservation of each group of vertebrates are examined. Field studies, laboratory investigations, and classroom discussion will help students understand the biology of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as their relationships to particular habitats. Local vertebrate species and field study techniques are stressed. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 250L
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 111, and completion of any 100-level Biology course. (as of Fall 2010)
BIO 250L -- Natural History of Vert. Lab

See BIO 250 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = BIO 250
Recommended prerequisites = None
BIO 255 -- Pathophysiology

This course covers the etiology, progression, and treatment of disease in the human body. Cellular and tissue structure and function are addressed along with the role of the immune system in body defenses. Disorders and diseases for each body system are covered. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = BIO 228 with 2.0 or better (as of Summer 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BIO 208, HNR 108 (as of Summer 2014)
BIO 268 -- Biochemistry

Study of the basic fundamentals of the chemical composition of living matter with application of concepts to normal and abnormal human function. Course is designed for ADN completion students. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = CHM 101 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BIO 227, MTH 23 (as of Fall 2010)
BIO 297A -- I/S Biology

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BISS 113 -- Train-the-Trainer

Credit Hours = .1; Contact Hours = 0;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Center for Business & Industry
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BPC 094 -- Bridge to Communications

Bridge to Communications is designed to help adult students make the transition into higher education while at the same time prepares them for today's workplace. This class is comprised of intensive hands-on skill building in communications (writing, speaking, and listening) and also features job portfolios, employability activities, and a career development process.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Bridge Program
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BPC 096 -- Bridge to Technology

Bridge to Technology supports adult student learners by incorporating instructor led study sessions to complement an array of required CIT classes. The CIT classes are selected by individual students and can be in keyboarding, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other business software applications. The instructional goal of this course is to help develop the skill sets that can lead to Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) certification.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Bridge Program
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BUS 101 -- Introduction to Business

American business in the twenty-first century is exciting and challenging. Students will be introduced to the variety of opportunities by exploring ownership, free enterprise, the world economy, management, marketing, international business, social responsibility and business ethics, and entrepreneurship. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BUS 105 -- Business Math

Apply basic mathematical principles to solve problems in modern business practice. Topics include trade pricing, markups, profit and loss, interest, payroll, taxes, and investments. It is designed for day-to-day business applications. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = COMPASS placement into MTH 23 or completion of MTH 08 with 2.0 or better. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
BUS 155 -- Interpersonal Communications

To be well prepared for employment in the 21st century it will be mandatory for students to demonstrate effective human relations. Individuals who enter the workforce in any field will need to possess interpersonal and customer service skills. The global workplace will demand competence in interpersonal or "soft" skills. Excellent customer service and relationship building skills are a necessary component of overall business communications. Topics include: communication and identity, conflict and communication climates, and how to build and maintain effective relationships with external and internal customers.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: Placement into ENG 99 (as of Fall 2011)
BUS 231 -- Professional Communications

Communicating professionally is a critical skill in a today's world. This course is designed to help students understand communication theory and its application in their professional lives. Students will develop effective writing skills by analyzing complex issues, organizing thoughts logically, and communicating those ideas concisely--in verbal and written form. Students will also practice effective listening skills, understand the components of a successful job search, and use teamwork skills in solving communication problems. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Spring 2013)
BUS 261 -- Business Law I

This course is a study of the U.S. legal system and specific areas of law related to business, with an emphasis on the techniques of legal decision-making. Topics include the judicial system, torts, contracts, and criminal law. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
BUS 262 -- Business Law II

This course is a study of the U.S. legal system and specific areas of law related to business, with an emphasis on the techniques of legal decision-making. Topics include agency, partnerships, corporations, franchises, property, and employer-employee relationships. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BUS 261, placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
BUS 290 -- Business Admin Internship

This course is an elective for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration. The purpose of the internship is to provide on-the-job training for the student who wishes to pursue a career in business. The internship will be customized to meet the learning needs of the student and the job requirements of the sponsoring firm. Students spend 10 hours per week in this paid or non-paid, supervised on-the-job training experience. In addition to the required 150 hours in a business site, students participate in semi-monthly seminars. Students must apply one month prior to the semester in which they will complete the internship. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = 20 credits of business courses with a GPA of 3.0. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CAR 101 -- Introduction to Carpentry

This course provides an introduction to residential carpentry. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about building materials, fasteners and adhesives, hand and power tools, reading plans and elevations, and floor systems. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: placement into MTH 23 or higher, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher. (as of Fall 2012)
CAR 102 -- Intro to Woodworking

This course is for the student that has a desire to experience woodworking in the area of basic cabinet and furniture making. Techniques in the usage and maintaining of basic hand and power tools, understanding of how wood movement will affect design of an assembly, application of basic joinery, adhesives, and fasteners in the woodworking completion of this class establishes a foundation in which the student can build simple furniture and cabinets. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: completion or competency to MTH 111. (as of Spring 2014)
CAR 103 -- Construction Blueprint Reading

Students will learn the skills needed to read and understand construction drawings, as well as an understanding of manufacturers' literature of component parts used in buildings. Both commercial and residential construction materials and drawings are studied. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: placement into MTH 23 or higher, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher. (as of Fall 2012)
CAR 105 -- Foundations and Framing

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn foundation design, lay-out, concrete materials, forms and applications, floor, wall, ceiling and roof framing and basic stair layout. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: placement into MTH 23 or higher, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher. (as of Fall 2012)
CAR 121 -- Exterior Construction

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about various roofing materials and applications, window and door installation, siding, cornice design and installation, gutters, downspouts, decks and fences. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: placement into MTH 23 or higher, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher. (as of Fall 2012)
CAR 125 -- Interior Construction

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about drywall products, installation, and finishing, wall panels, tile, suspended ceilings, finish trim, flooring, and cabinet and countertop installation. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: placement into MTH 23 or higher, placement into ENG 11/111 or higher. (as of Fall 2012)
CAR 131 -- Rigging and Concrete Practices

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about rigging equipment, rigging practices, properties of concrete, reinforcing concrete, handling and placing concrete. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = CAR 125 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CAR 135 -- Site Layout and Formwork

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about trenching and excavation, foundations and slab-on-grade, vertical formwork, horizontal formwork and tilt-up wall panels. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = CAR 131 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CD 101 -- Early Childhood Education

This course familiarizes students with the history and present state of early childhood education, from birth to 10 years of age. An overview of child development theories is presented in the context of the role of the educator/caregiver. Resources and careers, and contemporary issues such as school readiness and exploration of various education philosophies are also included. Environment observations are required as well as a working general education philosophy. The observations are set by students to meet their schedules. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CD 202 -- Human Growth and Development

This course focuses on the issues related to child development. It examines the reasons for child study and its influence on families and education. The interactions between all the developmental domains will be studied from conception up to adolescence. Students will become familiar with the most recent research, and design their own field observation and projects that support and test current theories of development. In addition, students will explore how professional work with children is changing and how they can become advocates for the well-being of children and families in their community, nation and the world. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 or PSY 101, placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
CD 203 -- Guiding Young Children

This course examines the preparation of a positive learning environment. The development and use of equipment with children birth through 10 years of age is explored. Special emphasis on the development of techniques in personal interactions with children is also examined. Current concepts and approaches that directly relate to the mental health of the child and his/her family are explored. Anger management and conflict resolution skills are especially emphasized through the building of positive environments. Field observations are required and are set by students to meet their schedules. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 or PSY 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CD 204 -- Early Childhood Curriculum

An active learning approach is used to develop student's skills in planning, implementing and evaluating developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children ages two-and-a-half to 10. Various curriculum areas are covered: science, pre-math, math, drama and music, creative art, sensory, gross and fine motor, social studies and language arts. Basic skills and concepts, resource materials and teaching methods (developmental) are explored for each curriculum area. There is a strong emphasis on individualizing curriculum using the child's interests, modality of learning and intelligence theories. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Fall 2012)
CD 206 -- Infant/Toddler Development

This class provides an in-depth study of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of the infant and toddler. There will be a focus on attachment and bonding and how that relates to brain development and later social and academic development. There will also be an emphasis on the connections of pregnancy and early bonding. Students will learn how to build foundation relationships that are trust based. They will also develop skills to help families build a respectful and responsive environment for children. Students will learn how to use best practice methods with infants and toddlers and their families. Course includes time in class and hours outside class doing observation and applicable in-service work. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CD 220 -- Childhood Program Management

This course will examine the administrative fundamentals of early childhood programs and will include establishment funding, licensing, staffing, budgets, equipment, philosophy and program planning. Group 2 Course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CD 230 -- Early Language and Literacy

This course is designed to teach students how to recognize and implement appropriate environmental strategies that support early literacy development and appropriate early experiences with books and writing. Emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing readiness. This group of skills includes expressive and receptive language, concepts of print and appreciation of literature, emergent writing, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to select, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate early literacy experiences. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CD 290A -- Academic Service/Internship

Placement in a daycare, nursery school, early elementary grades in grade school or other agencies that deal with children, birth through 12 years of age. The student will have the opportunity to interact with children, assist with planning for them and evaluate their progress under direct supervision. These credits can be divided over more than one semester.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Spring 2011)
CD 290B -- Academic Service/Internship

Placement in a daycare, nursery school, early elementary grades in grade school or other agencies that deal with children, birth through 12 years of age. The student will have the opportunity to interact with children, assist with planning for them and evaluate their progress under direct supervision. These credits can be divided over more than one semester.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CD 290C -- Academic Service/Internship

Placement in a daycare, nursery school, early elementary grades in grade school or other agencies that deal with children, birth through 12 years of age. The student will have the opportunity to interact with children, assist with planning for them and evaluate their progress under direct supervision. These credits can be divided over more than one semester.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CD 101 (as of Summer 2011)
CHM 101 -- Introductory Chemistry

A one-semester chemistry course for the non-science major exploring the language, concepts and methods of chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gases, nuclear energy, and acid/base chemistry. The laboratory will include descriptive and analytical experiments, focusing on measurement, physical and chemical properties of materials, acids and bases, laboratory procedures and calculations. Science, engineering, and premedical students must select CHM 150 and 151 to meet chemistry requirements. This course is offered in multiple formats such as online or traditional. Consult with an advisor before enrolling. Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the COMPASS placement test should plan on additional study time. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 111 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = CHM 101L
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 is strongly encouraged for online students. (as of Fall 2012)
CHM 101L -- Introductory Chemistry Lab

See CHM 101 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 101
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 150 -- General Chemistry I

First semester of a two-semester course covering matter and chemical measurement, basic laws, chemical symbols and formulas, stoichiometry and chemical calculations, gases and the gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configurations and the periodic table, elements, chemical bonding and molecular structure, liquids, solids, intermolecular forces, and modern materials. The laboratory includes descriptive and quantitative experiments illustrating the above topics. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 111 (as of Spring 2011)
Co-requisites = CHM 150L, CHM 150R
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 121 (as of Spring 2011)
CHM 150L -- General Chemistry I Lab

See CHM 150 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 150, CHM 150R
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 150R -- General Chemistry I, Recitatn

Problem solving quizzes and laboratory preparation to accompany lectures. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 150, CHM 150L
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 151 -- General Chemistry II

A second semester course covering chemical reactions in aqueous solution including acid-base and oxidation and reduction reactions, properties of solutions, atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, gaseous equilibria, acids and bases, acid-base equilibria, pH, common ion effect, buffer systems, solubility product constant, thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy, electrochemistry, nuclear, organic and coordination chemistry. The laboratory will cover the above topics using quantitative and qualitative procedures. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = CHM 150 (as of Spring 2011)
Co-requisites = CHM 151L, CHM 151R
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 151L -- General Chemistry II Lab

See CHM 151 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 151, CHM 151R
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 151R -- General Chemistry II Recitatn

Problem solving, quizzes and laboratory preparation to accompany lectures. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 151, CHM 151L
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 250 -- Organic Chemistry I

The first semester of a two-semester course covering the chemistry of carbon compounds. Designed to meet the requirements for majors in chemistry, chemical engineering, biological science, pre-medicine, etc. Topics include nomenclature, structure, aliphatic compounds, free-radical, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, electrophilic addition reaction and mechanisms, alkyl halides, alkenes and alkynes. The laboratory portion will cover fundamental organic laboratory techniques of synthesis, separation and analysis. Specific assignments parallel lecture topics wherever possible. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 9; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = CHM 151 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = CHM 250L
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 250L -- Organic Chemistry I Lab

See CHM 250 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 250
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 251 -- Organic Chemistry II

A follow-up to CHM 250. Topics include alcohols, aromatics, ethers and epoxides, arenes, carbonyls, carboxylic and sulfonic acids and their derivatives, amines, phenols, aryl halides, carbohydrates, amino acids, biochemical processes, polynuclear aromatics, heterocycles, and others together with appropriate mechanistic theories and structural concepts. Instrumental techniques discussed include infrared spectroscopy (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), mass spectrometry (MS), and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy. The lab exercises will continue the development of organic chemistry laboratory technique on both semi-microscale and microscale. In addition, analytical techniques using infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography will be developed. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 9; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = CHM 250 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = CHM 251L
Recommended prerequisites = None
CHM 251L -- Organic Chemistry II Lab

See CHM 251 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = CHM 251
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 100 -- Computers in Business-An Intro

A first exposure to the world of computer applications in business, this course covers the hands-on use of word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics programs. In addition, the Windows operating system, file and folder management, basic concepts, terminology and security threats will be covered. This course requires MS Office 2013 on a Windows computer (or on a Mac with a Windows partition). A 180-day version of MS Office software is included in the book bundle purchased through the bookstore. The software is also installed on the computers on campus. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Keyboarding skills; CIT 122A or equivalent experience. (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 109A -- Keyboarding I

Whether for personal or business use, knowledge of keyboarding is a must today! This course introduces you to the computer keyboard. Areas of emphasis include touch keyboarding of letters, numbers, and symbols. Students who already have the above skills may bypass CIT 109A and enroll in CIT 109B. This class is offered in the OPEN and/or online format. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A or equivalent experience. (as of Fall 2013)
CIT 109B -- Keyboarding II

Continuation of keyboarding skills development which has been acquired in either CIT 109A or previous keyboarding experience. Emphasis on computers and word processing software used in the application of keyboarding skills for personal and business situations, intensive drill work for speed and accuracy improvement, and use of numeric keypad. This is offered in the OPEN and/or online format. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 109A (as of Fall 2011), CIT 109A and CIT 118 or CIT 119 (as of Fall 2014)
CIT 110 -- Programming Logic and Design

This course prepares students for programming courses. Topics covered include flow charting, pseudocode, object-orientation,, decisions and looping program constructs, collections and arrays, and recursion. Lecture topics will be reinforced with hands-on coding, testing, debugging, and documentation exercises.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = MTH 111 or higher, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A (as of Fall 2013)
CIT 118 -- Microsoft Office - Word Intro

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to word processing using Microsoft Word. Skills students will learn include preparing documents, formatting characters and paragraphs, customizing paragraphs, and formatting pages. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A, Recommended competency: Basic keyboarding and Windows skills. (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 119 -- Microsoft Office - Word

This course teaches students how to use Microsoft Word and prepares them to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word certification exam. Skills students will learn include navigating in a document, customizing and formatting text, paragraphs, and pages, inserting objects, maintaining and proofing documents, performing mail merge operations, document sharing and management, tracking and referencing documents, and managing macros and forms. Students enrolling in this course will take the Microsoft Office certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = Keyboarding skills required (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 122A -- Computer & Internet Basics I

Students will learn the essential skills required to use a computer with the Windows operating system. The student will learn to interact with the Windows desktop to access software and data. The course emphasizes the importance of file and folder maintenance. The course also includes introductions to the World Wide Web, e-mail and searching. Students completing this course will master skills required for online courses. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 122B -- Computer & Internet Basics II

Students will learn additional skills required to use a computer and the internet effectively. Additional experience with applications, object linking, and embedding is included. Students will investigate administrative and management tools with specific emphasis on security. Students will create and publish basic web pages using HTML. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A (as of Fall 2010)
CIT 124 -- Microsoft Office - PowerPoint

This course teaches students how to use Microsoft PowerPoint and prepares them to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PowerPoint certification exam. Skills students will learn include preparing and modifying a presentation, using help, formatting slides and inserting elements in slides, creating tables, charts, and SmartArt graphics, using slide masters and action buttons, applying custom animation and setting up shows, and integrating, reviewing, protecting and saving presentations. Students enrolling in this course will take the certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competency: Basic keyboarding, Windows skills. (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 155 -- Personal Computer Maintenance

This course provides a detailed look inside the personal computer. Students will learn how computers work, how processing is done, differences between input and output devices, how to configure the Windows operating system, how to upgrade their systems, and how networking and the Internet work. Resources management, installation, and replacement of system components will also be covered. This course maps to the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals Certification objectives. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 156 -- CompTIA A+ Certification I

This course, in conjunction with CIT 157, covers the objectives of the CompTIA A+ Certification exam. CIT 156 concentrates primarily, but not exclusively, on the Essentials exam requirements including: personal computer components, laptop and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication and professionalism. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 155 (as of Fall 2010), None (as of Fall 2014)
CIT 157 -- CompTIA A+ Certification II

This course, in conjunction with CIT 156, covers the objectives of the CompTIA A+ Certification exam. CIT 157 concentrates primarily, but not exclusively, on the Practical Application exam requirements, including: personal computer components, laptop and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication and professionalism. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 156 (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 160 -- Cisco Internetworking I

This course, in conjunction with CIT 161, CIT 260 and CIT 261 provides the necessary preparation to pass the Cisco CCNA Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate). The following topics are covered in detail: The OSI Model, LAN topologies and protocols, logical addressing and internet working devices. This course is part of the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program and will integrate online curriculum, class- room activities and hands-on lab exercises. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 213 (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 161 -- Cisco Internetworking II

This course, in conjunction with CIT 160, CIT 260 and CIT 261, provides the necessary preparation to pass the Cisco CCNA Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate). The following topics are covered in detail: Cisco CLI, IOS, router configuration, routing protocols and Access Control Lists. This course is part of the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program and will integrate online curriculum, classroom activities and hands-on lab exercises. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 160, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 170 -- Microsoft Office - Access

This course introduces database management using Microsoft Access. Students will design, construct, and administer databases. Students will create and modify database objects including tables, queries, forms and reports. Students will enter, delete, modify, import, and export data. Students will configure database features such as security and backup and will evaluate data integrity and design quality. Course content is mapped to the current Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Access learning objectives and students enrolled in this course will take the certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 100 or CIT 210 (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 180 -- HTML and CSS Programming

Students in this course will develop skills in HTML5 web development with a focus on CSS3 styling techniques. An emphasis is placed on developing solid coding practices as well as providing for ADA compliance requirements and W3C HTML and CSS validation. Students will develop three web projects during the course. A brief introduction to JavaScript and other web realted extended topics are included. A working knowledge of file/folder storage and manipulation is required. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 122A or equivalent skills. Recommended competencies: Placement into ENG 11/111 and MTH 111. (as of Fall 2013), CIT 122A or equivalent skills. Recommended competenies: Placement into ENG 11/111 and MTH 111. (as of Fall 2014)
CIT 190 -- JavaScript Programming

Students in this course develop web client scripting skills using JavaScript and jQuery. Students use variables, decisions, loops, functions, objects, and other programming concepts as they add robust and powerful interactivity to web pages. Students create web solutions integrating HTML, CSS, JaveScript, jQuery, JSON, and Ajax technologies. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid), Fall 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 110 and CIT 180 or CIT 217 (as of Fall 2011), CIT 110, CIT 180 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: Windows file management skills, HTML and CSS coding skills. (as of Fall 2014)
CIT 195 -- .NET Application Programming

The student is introduced to .NET application development. Students use Visual Studio to develop Microsoft Windows applications. Application features will include basic input and output, variables, arrays, graphics, menus, and integration with databases. Object-oriented concepts, application design, structured programming, and proper documentation are also covered. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 110 (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 208 -- Mobile Apps-Responsive Design

This course will provide an in-depth look into responsive web design with HTML5. Students will focus on a semester long development effort to create truly engaging websites for both mobile and desktop clients. Students will garner a better understanding of the inner workings of HTML5 while deriving a sense of what it means to develop for a larger device ecosystem. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 190 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 195 (as of Fall 2013)
CIT 210 -- Microsoft Office - Excel

This course deals with a comprehensive study of the most current electronic Excel spreadsheet software and the business applications which can be created and used with the software. The entry of data with different formats, formula creations, file transfer of data, database management, graphing, data tables, solver programs, and an introduction to macros will be covered. Course content is mapped to the current Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel learning objectives and students enrolled in this course will take the certification exam. This course requires MS Office 2013 on a Windows computer (or on a Mac with a Windows partition). A 180-day version of MS Office software is included in the book bundle purchased through the bookstore. The software is also installed on the computers on campus. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = BUS 105, CIT 122A, MTH 23 (as of Fall 2013)
CIT 213 -- Networking Technologies

This course covers terminology, topologies and media necessary for LANs and WANs. The OSI model will be studied and identified to better enhance the understanding of how various parts work together. Included is an in-depth study of TCP/IP and the characteristics for maintaining a network and ensuring its security. This course maps to the CompTIA Network certification exam objectives. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 156, CIT 157, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
CIT 215 -- Windows Server Environment

In this course students will learn about the latest Windows Server operating system. Students will learn and install many server roles and features. Concepts studied include Windows Installation Active Directory Domain Services, DNS, DHCP, PowerShell and Group Policy. Students will have an opportunity to work with a Server Core Installation and virtualization using Hyper-V. Account management will be studied and students will set up users and groups, and configure access control lists. The course maps to the Microsoft 70-410 installing and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 213 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 216 -- Computerized Acctg Systems

This course is designed to give the student experience with setting up an accounting system on the computer. QuickBooks software will be used. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, inventory, and payroll will be covered. It is recommended that ACC 121 be taken before this class. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ACC 121 (as of Fall 2010)
CIT 218 -- Web APP Programming ASP .NET

Students will create dynamic web pages using ASP.NET. Page designs will use server controls to create common user interface elements and user controls to achieve site consistency. Students will develop interactive web pages that access and update databases using ADO.NET. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 208, CIT 248, CIT 255 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 233 -- Project Management

This course is intended for CIT students and business professionals who need to manage project activities or resources on time, on budget, and according to performance standards. Students use Microsoft Project as a project management tool to schedule tasks, and monitor resources, cost, and project progress. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Windows knowledge (as of Fall 2010)
CIT 240 -- Network Security Management

This course examines the fundamentals of computer network security and explores current practices for securing network resources. Course content is mapped to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam objectives, which include network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 213 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 242 -- Windows Client Administration

In this course students will study the Windows Client operating system. Course topics include: installing Windows; implementing and conducting administration of resources; implementing, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers; configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment; implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols and services. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competency: Basic Windows skills. (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 246 -- Windows Server Infrastructure

Students taking this course will learn how to setup, configure, and maintain a Windows Server Infrastructure. Topics covered include administering and troubleshooting DHCP, DNS, Network Access Protection, IPSec, and Virtual Private Networks. System performance and reliability will also be studied. This course maps to the Microsoft 70-411 administering Windows Server 2012 R2 certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 215 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 247 -- Windows Server Administration

Students taking this course will learn how to manage day-to-day server operations. Server administrators manage the infrastructure, web, and IT application servers. Students will use PowerShell to perform many administrative tasks. Topics covered include high availability, file and storage solutions, business continuity and disaster recovery, certificate services and federation services. This course maps to the Microsoft 70-412 configuring advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 services certification exam. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 246 (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 248 -- SQL Server Database

Microsoft SQL Server is used in this course to introduce students to enterprise database analysis and administration tasks. Students focus on performance, scalability, reliability, and security as they normalize database designs, enforce data integrity, create indexes and stored procedures, optimize queries, and control database access. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 170 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 255 -- .NET Object-Oriented Prog

The student builds on .NET programming fundamentals learned in CIT 195, focusing on object-oriented concepts throughout the course. The definition and use of classes with multiple properties, methods, and constructors is covered early. The student implements encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism while creating several applications in Visual Studio .NET. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 170 or CIT 212, CIT 195 or CIT 140 (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 256 -- Linux Administration

This is a hands-on class that covers the concepts related to Linux installation and system administration. Students will install and administer a Linux operating system using removable hard drives. It is intended for students who plan to work at Linux system administrators. It is also intended for those who plan to take one or more certification tests as part of their professional preparation. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 213 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 260 -- Cisco Internetworking III

This course, in conjunction with CIT 160, CIT 161, and CIT 261, provides the necessary preparation to pass the Cisco CCNA Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate). The following topics are covered in detail: VLSM, LAN switching, VLANs, VTP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP2, and WANs. This course is part of the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program and will integrate online curriculum, classroom activities and hands-on lab exercises. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 161 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 261 -- Cisco Internetworking IV

This course, in conjunction with CIT 160, CIT 161, and CIT 260, provides the necessary preparation to pass the Cisco CCNA Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate). The following topics are covered in detail: WAN design, PPP, ISDN, frame relay, ATM, cable, NAT/PAT, network management and CCNA exam review. This course is part of the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Program and will integrate online curriculum, classroom activities, and hands-on exercises. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 260, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 275 -- .NET Solutions Development

Students will create various types of computer application solutions based on the .NET framework, incorporating content from prior programming and database courses. Data access strategies are examined. Standard industry patterns and practices are emphasized. Software projects are used to demonstrate the software development life cycle. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 248, CIT 255 (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 280 -- Systems Analysis and Design

This course is the capstone course in the CIT developer and CIT general associates degree programs. It introduces students to the phases of the systems development lifecycle. Students will gain practical knowledge in systems analysis through participation in a team-based software project. Students will conduct a feasibility study, perform requirements analysis, and model objects and data, communicating effectively throughout the project. Students will apply their knowledge of database design and programming, and they will create a user interface using elements of traditional and modern systems analysis methodologies. Students will utilize project management software to iterate through the software development lifecycle. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CIT 233, CIT 248, CIT 255 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CIT 215 (as of Fall 2012)
CIT 290 -- CIT Internship

Work experience is an integral part of the CIT student's program. Students are placed in settings that utilize their business and CIT skills. Students spend 10 hours per week in this paid or non-paid, supervised on-the-job training experience. In addition to the required 150 hours in a CIT site, students participate in semi-monthly seminars. Students must apply one month prior to the semester in which they will complete the internship. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): 20 credits with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in CIT courses and departmental approval or instructor permission.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = 20 credits with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in CIT courses and instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 291 -- Web Master Internship

Work experience is an integral part of the Web Master Certificate program. Students are placed in settings that utilize their web installation and development skills as well as business and CIT skills. Student spend 10 hours per week in this paid or non-paid, supervised on-the-job training experience. In addition to the required 150 hours in the internship placement, students participate in semi-monthly seminars. Students must apply one month prior to the semester in which they will complete the internship. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = Instructor permission required. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CIT 292 -- Support Specialist Internship

Work experience is an integral part of the Support Specialist Certificate student's program. Students are placed in settings that utilize their technical, business applications, and interpersonal relations skills. Students spend 10 hours per week in this paid or non-paid, supervised on-the-job training experience. In addition to the required 150 hours in a job situation, students participate in weekly seminars. Students must apply one month prior to the semester in which they will complete the internship. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): 27-30 hours in the Administrative Support Specialist Certificate or instructor permission.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = 27-30 hours in the Administrative Support Specialist certificate and instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CJ 101 -- Intro to Criminal Justice

The student is introduced to the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process. Includes the history, present structure, current functions and contemporary problems of the police, the prosecution, the courts, corrections, and security agencies. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CJ 202 -- Police Administration

This course will present an overview of public administration with the emphasis on the vitality and capacity for pragmatic change within our American police system. This understanding will be brought about by the comprehensive and analytical study of the structures, processes, and behavior of the typical police infrastructure in the United States. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CJ 101 (as of Fall 2013)
CJ 211 -- Criminal Law

This course will study the history and nature of criminal law, defenses to criminal conduct, and substantive criminal offenses. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
CJ 221 -- Juvenile Delinquency

This course is a study of juvenile delinquency theories of causation and current prevention programs. It will explore the nature and extent of delinquency and examine suspected causes of delinquent behavior. It will also cover critical issues in juvenile delinquency and examine crucial policies and programs in the Criminal Justice system that address juvenile delinquency. It will also include issues facing juvenile probation officers and it will look at the role of police agencies and their relationship to juvenile courts. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 11/111, SOC 101 (as of Fall 2013)
CJ 231 -- Survey of Corrections

This course will examine the historical and philosophical development of corrections in the United States. Special consideration is given to the theoretical approaches to changing and controlling criminal behavior. Practical limitations and justification to probation, parole, and the operational functions of institutional supervision are also studied. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2013)
CJ 242 -- Evidence & Criminal Procedures

An overview of the criminal court system and the process of a criminal proceeding from incident to disposition and appeal, including the rules of evidence affecting the trial of a criminal case. It also includes an overview of the criminal procedure rules concerning arrest, search and seizure, and interrogation and confession, which regulate law enforcement and protect citizens' rights of privacy and presumed innocence. The course includes pertinent Supreme Court decisions. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
CMT 107 -- Construction Supervision

Students will learn the skills needed for construction management including: business management, estimating and job costing, design and building science, contracts, liability and risk management, marketing and sales, project management and scheduling, the Michigan Residential Code, MIOSHA construction safety standards, and effective communication for construction project management. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: ENG 99 and MTH 23. (as of Spring 2014)
CMT 207 -- Construction Cost Estimating

In this course students will explore topics pertaining to the processes of construction estimating and bidding techniques. Those topics will include, but are not limited to, the discussion and exploration of the identification and quantification of construction materials, labor, and equipment for the construction bidding process. Some computer estimation programs and/or cost data publications will be used to develop estimates. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 101 -- Introduction to Communication

Designed to introduce the student to the basic components of the communication process, this course emphasizes interpersonal communication, perception, meaning, theory and an introduction to mass communication. The direct application of theories to the student's individual career choice or personal life experience is stressed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 111 -- Public Speaking

Designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the discipline and to give them confidence in speech situations, this course considers voice, platform technique, message organization and audience analysis. Emphasis is upon the formal speaking situation. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 121 -- Broadcasting Practicum I

Practical experience in underwriting, announcing, script writing, "on-air" studio operations and the management of the non-profit college radio station are all part of this course. Internships with local radio stations may be arranged. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 122 -- Broadcasting Practicum II

This course continues practical experience in underwriting, announcing, script writing, "on-air" studio operations and management. Internships with local radio stations may be arranged. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 150 -- Global Information Strategies

This course explores information, its role in society and the specific types of information resources available to today's learner. Students will identify information resources based on research need and discover the digital tools available to locate these resources. Criteria for critically evaluating resources will be applied. Students will implement advanced research strategies using various online research tools. Current technologies for organizing and sharing information will be examined. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 99 or instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
COM 201 -- Mass Communication and Culture

This course presents various perspectives on the analysis, evaluation and understanding of communication in mass culture. Emphasis is on critical thinking and analysis of communication situations with relevance to the student's individual career choice or life experience. Group 2 course

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 100 -- Intro to Professional Cooking

This course is designed for students seeking a career in Culinary Arts. The course will provide a broad orientation to aspiring chefs so that they will better understand what is required to succeed in the industry. Emphasis will be placed on professionalism, safety and sanitation, use of commercial equipment and small wares, basic knife skills, and identification of food products. Students will be required to purchase an initial set of uniforms for this course. Students will be required to purchase a set of hand tools for skills development. Students must receive an overall GPA of 2.5 to pass the class, as well as pass the final practical with a minimum of 2.5. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: COMPASS scores: Pre-Algebra, 21; Writing, 31; Reading, 72. (as of Fall 2012), Recommended competencies: COMPASS scores: Pre-Algebra, 21; Writing, 70; Reading, 82. (as of Fall 2014)
CUL 101 -- Today's Hospitality Industry

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. It introduces the student to segments of the industry and the different career tracts within each one. The course will acquaint the student with the rigors of hospitality and the particular nature of this people-oriented industry. A foundation course in the study of resort and resort settings, the course provides the student with an awareness of the unique problems associated with the development, management and marketing of a resort. Also, the seasonal nature of most resorts and the challenges presented by this issue are discussed. The nature and unique characteristics of the hospitality industry as a career choice are discussed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: COMPASS scores: Pre-Algebra, 21; Writing, 70; Reading, 82. (as of Fall 2014)
CUL 110 -- Safety and Sanitation

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in culinary arts or hotel and restaurant management. With today's complex safety and health laws, it is essential as well as required by many firms to have an in-depth understanding and certification in safety and sanitation. This course provides the students with both. Students study food service safety including fire safety and kitchen and dining room safety. Students will earn an American Red Cross Certificate in adult CPR. Students also learn all aspects of food service sanitation and earn both the Michigan and NRA Educational Institute Sanitation Certificate. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 111 -- Professional Cookery

An intensive study of foods and cooking, this course exposes the student to commercial equipment, quality food production, and professional presentation. It provides the chef training student with the practice and theory involved in the preparation of foods in a commercial operation. Basic cooking terminology, methods and procedures are introduced. The course also includes kitchen safety and sanitation, knife and equipment identification and technique, preparation of stocks, soups, and mother sauces, meats, poultry and seafood, and the presentation of a complete meal. Uniforms and knives will need to be purchased through the department for this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 12; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 118 -- Introduction to Baking

This course is designed for students seeking a career in Culinary Arts. In this intensive study of fundamental baking techniques, students will become familiar with baking operation and production. This course covers fundamental pastry and dessert recipes as well as the preparation of yeast dough. Also included are tortes, pies, tarts, and other desserts. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 121 -- Purchasing and Receiving

An overview of how food is purchased, received, stored and distributed is discussed in this course. Focus is on product identification, availability, seasonality, price, quality, and freshness. The course also includes the purchasing practices and controls that help to insure a correct product specification. Proper forms for ordering, issuing, inventory and cost controls are used. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 190 -- Culinary Internship

A culinary internship integrates academics with professional work experience. Students earn college credit while working in fine dining properties, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to contact the internship coordinator at least two months prior to the semester they are requesting placement. Culinary internships are 40 hours per week for an eight-week summer session. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 111, CUL 118, CUL 213 (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 210 -- Nutrition for Culinary Arts

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in culinary arts. Healthy eating is attracting more attention as Americans struggle with the problems of obesity and disease prevention. In this atmosphere it is essential for prospective chefs to be aware of the needs of their customers. This course presents the principles of nutrition within the context of professional food preparation. Various ingredients and their role in good nutrition, spa cuisine, planning healthy menus and alternative eating styles are discussed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 211 -- Menu Planning

No one will argue that the menu is the soul of a restaurant. This course provides the student with the understanding of the menu as the center of the food outlet, around which is built the facility and staff. Menu theme is the driver for equipment purchases, staffing, location and floor plan. An understanding of this complex item is vital to anyone involved in Culinary Arts. This course is designed to familiarize the student with all aspects of planning a modern menu - from market research to the physical layout of the document. Various types of menus are covered including A'La Carte, Table d'Hote, Institutional and Special Occasion. Menus will be analyzed for effectiveness and pricing strategies along with the menu planning. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 111 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 213 -- World Cuisine

This course is designed for the student who wishes to be a professional chef. It comprises the study, preparation and presentation of foods and cooking methods from selected countries. These countries have been selected based on their current popularity in restaurants. In this course, students develop knowledge and basic understanding of ethnic cooking including the cooking styles of Italy, France, Mexico, China, and various other Asian and American regions. In the process of learning these multi-national cuisines, the student develops additional technical skills in the preparation of the different foods. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 12; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 111 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 215 -- Garde Manger

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in culinary arts. As America's sophistication regarding food has increased, it is essential that students training to be chefs be exposed to the most up-to-date cooking and presentation techniques. Students prepare cold foods for display: pates, galantines, terrines and mousses. Decorative garnishes and other functional banquet presentations are covered in this course. Meat and seafood fabrication is also practiced. Projects made will be used and displayed at various functions and events at the Great Lakes Campus and at other special occasions. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 111, CUL 118, CUL 213 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 217 -- Kitchen and Dining Room Mgmt

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the food service industry. Its focus is the control of the dynamics of the kitchen and dining room in a modern restaurant. In the highly competitive restaurant business, it is necessary for prospective food and beverage professionals to have a thorough understanding of this aspect of the industry. Many restaurants fail because of a lack of coordination between the front and back of the house. The course focuses on the basic principles of management as applied to kitchen and dining room situations. Other topics include TQM management techniques, team building, motivational techniques, stress management, production management, and styles of table service. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = CUL 101 (as of Fall 2010)
CUL 218 -- Advanced Baking

This course is designed for students seeking a career in Culinary Arts. In this intensive study of advanced baking techniques, students will become familiar with baking operation and production as well as dessert and pastry finishing and plate presentation. This course covers more advanced pastry and dessert recipes as well as the preparation of yeast dough. Pastries, desserts and dessert sauces will be served to guests at Lobdell's, the Great Lakes Culinary Institute's teaching restaurant. Cake icing and finishing is also included as are tortes, mousses, Bavarians, tarts and other desserts. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 118 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 221 -- Chocolate and Cake Design

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in pastry arts. It is designed for students that would like to expand their creative talents in areas of chocolate artistry and cake decorating. In this course students will learn through lecture, demonstrations and lab work the characteristics of chocolate, chocolate tempering and modeling, candies, fillings, centerpieces, molds & decorations. The cake decoration portion of the course will cover buttercream recipes, history of cake decorating and tools, preparation of boards, papers, columns, boxes, etc., the art of icing a cake, basic cake covering using combs and spatulas, basic piping skills and the use of decorating tips, border skills, floral piping skills, art of swag and drapery applications, art of writing and coloring on a cake. Course includes how to create and display wedding cakes, icings, fondant, pastillage, and gum paste. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 8; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 118 (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
CUL 295 -- Contemporary Service & Cuisine

This course focuses on practical hands-on training. Students rotate through the front-of-the-house and the restaurant kitchen in this intensive semester-long course. Front-of-the-house students learn various styles of table, wine and beverage service. Menu merchandising is stressed throughout the course. Guest relations and timing of service are also emphasized as advanced students serve lunch to guests in Lobdell's, the Great Lakes Culinary Institute's teaching restaurant. Heart-of-the-house students learn classical food preparation preparing designated menu items. Other areas covered include recipe construction and costing, the use and care of equipment, the pressure of a la carte preparation and service, and the effective handling and use of supplies. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 12; Contact Hours = 24; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Business
Prerequisites = CUL 110, CUL 111, CUL 211, CUL 213 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competency: Basic keyboarding and computer skills. (as of Fall 2012)
DD 101 -- Print Reading and Sketching

Students will learn to read engineering drawings of products and tooling used in today's manufacturing. Basic drawing format and layout are presented using product, tooling assembly, and tooling detail drawings. Students learn methods of three dimensional shape description, dimensioning and tolerancing. Types of fasteners along with related terminology and manufacturing processes are presented. An overview of common manufacturing processes, material specifications, and welding symbols are presented. Students learn the presentation skills of orthographic projection, isometric and oblique pictorial drawings using straight line and free hand sketches. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
DD 110 -- Basic Metallurgy

This course presents the making and forming of steel and the classification of steel and cast iron. Mechanical and physical properties are presented along with hardness and tensile testing labs. Principles of alloying, crystal structure, and the iron-carbon diagram help students understand how annealing, hardening, and tempering processes alter the mechanical properties of steel. Non-ferrous metallurgy is presented with an emphasis on aluminum. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
DD 160 -- Tolerancing and GD&T

This course first presents conventional tolerancing terminology, expressions, and accumulations in both inch and metric formats. Next, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) presents an international system of symbols used to dimension product or tooling components. The course is based on the current ASME Y14.5M Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard. Engineers, designers, drafters, cost estimators, machinists, and inspectors must understand this system. Students study actual product drawings and make design sketches of workholding and inspection devices. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = DD 101 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
DD 170 -- CADD/Computer Modeling

This course is a graphic communication course using 3D parametric modeling techniques. Topics include 3D modeling using SolidWorks software in an engineering design environment. Students will also develop 2D drafting skills including proper organization and layout of component drawing views, dimensioning and tolerancing, sectioning and detailing, detail descriptive geometry and rapid prototyping. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
DNC 101 -- Beg. Dance: An Exploration

This course will introduce the major disciplines of dance: ballet, jazz, and modern. Basic dance skills will be acquired through the practice of exercises, steps, and techniques. This course is designed for those with little or no background in dance. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
DNC 110 -- Modern Dance I

This course is designed to introduce students to the physical training and the creative thought process involved in executing modern dance as an art form. This course will consist of technique, improvisation, and creative problem solving through movement. Modern dance and its relationship to music and the historical development of modern dance will also be explored. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = DNC 101 or previous experience. (as of Fall 2012)
DNC 111 -- Modern Dance II

This course is designed as an extension of Modern Dance I. This class will consist of increasing proficiency in modern dance through extended studies in technique, improvisation, creative problem-solving, and performance. Dance history and critical perspectives in dance will also be explored. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = DNC 110 or previous experience. (as of Fall 2012)
DNC 120 -- Choreography & Performance

Study choreography by participating in an instructor-led choreographed dance, created through structured improvisation and creative problem-solving techniques. Students will also create and develop their own dances through the exploration of a wide range of approaches to choreography. Performance and its relationship to community and cultural values will also be explored. The culmination of the class work will be a dance performance for the public. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = DNC 111 (as of Fall 2012)
ECO 201 -- Principles of Macroeconomics

This principles course surveys basic macroeconomic concepts and theories, and applies them to current economic problems, policies, and issues. Topics include nature and scope of economics, income and wealth, public revenue and expenditures, unemployment and inflation, national income accounting and determination, money and banking, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. It is recommended that students take ECO 201 before ECO 202. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Telecourse), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Telecourse, Online, Online excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2010)
ECO 202 -- Principles of Microeconomics

This principles course surveys basic microeconomic concepts and theories, and applies them to current economic problems, policies, and issues. Topics include supply and demand analysis, productivity and the firm's costs of production, price and output determination under different market structures, government intervention in the market, factor pricing, and international trade. It is recommended that students take ECO 201 before ECO 202. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Telecourse, Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Telecourse)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2010)
EDU 101 -- Introduction to Teaching

This course will serve as an introduction to teaching as a career. It will provide an overview of students' behaviors and effective teachers' responsibilities in preparation for further study in the field of education. This course includes 30 hours of classroom observation in a K-12 classroom. Instructor permission is needed for non-high school graduates. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
EET 102 -- Intro to Engineering Tech

This course is designed to give students an overview of engineering technology and the career options this profession provides. This course highlights the technical specializations within the Engineering Technology degree at NMC. Course topics also include engineering design methods, project management principles and practices, team work skills, engineering ethics, and the role of engineering in global and environmental issues. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = Compass placement into MTH 08 and ENG 97. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Recommended competencies: Compass placement into MTH 23 and ENG 99. (as of Fall 2013)
EET 103 -- Electrical Studies I

This course examines the fundamentals of electricity, including direct current, resistive circuits, electrical terminology, units and component symbols, electrical safety, circuit conductors, wire sizes, circuit protection devices. Electrical safety will be stressed as well as the use of multimeters and other test equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 104 -- Electrical Studies II

This course is a continuation of the fundamentals of Electrical Studies, including direct current, alternating current, writing practices, inductors, capacitors, and transformers. The use of oscilloscopes and multi-meters will be taught. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = EET 103 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 161 -- Fundamentals of Light & Lasers

This course introduces the elements of a laser, operation of a helium-neon gas laser, laser physics, optical-cavities, properties of laser light and a survey of laser systems. Safety procedures concerning lasers and related equipment are presented in this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 6; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = MTH 111 or higher (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 212 -- Elements of Photonics

Elements of Photonics builds upon and applies principles presented in Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. The course includes modules on operational characteristics of lasers, specific laser types, optical detectors and human vision, principles of optical fiber communications, photonics devices for imaging, storage and display, and laser welding and surface treatment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = EET 161 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 221 -- Industrial Controls

This course studies control circuits, electrical schematics and line diagrams. Motor circuits utilizing motor starters, contactors, timers and counters are used to demonstrate control circuitry. Industrial control devices are examined, including solid-state control devices, electro-mechanical relays, proximity sensors, photoelectric sensing devices and programmable logic controllers. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = EET 104 or ELE 105 (as of Spring 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 232 -- Programmable Logic Controllers

This course studies programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Basic models and complete applications are applied to control inputs and outputs of PLCs. Ladder logic and device wiring techniques are studied, along with advanced program instructions such as counters, timers, sequencers and integer moves. Input/output devices are used to examine PLC program logic during the control process. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = EET 221, may be taken concurrently. (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 233 -- PLC Applications I

This course is a study of the integration of program styles and components used in industry. Program structures and instructions will be used in lab projects to simulate how PLCs can be used to create a variety of useful functions. A mixture of textbook and component manuals will be used to learn the necessary information to complete these functions. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = EET 232 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 234 -- PLC Applications II

This course is a continuation of the study of the integration of program styles and components used in industry. Program structure and project development will be studied. Installation of different types of components integrated with PLCs will also be studied. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = EET 233 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EET 290A -- Academic Service/Internship

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Technical
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EGR 101 -- Introduction To Engineering

This course is a general view of the field of engineering. Emphasis is on curricula, categories of engineering and the role of the engineer. Required for all first-year students in the engineering program. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EGR 113 -- Engineering Graphics I

This course is designed to satisfy the engineering graphics requirement for most engineering majors. Topics covered include the principles of orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sectional views, sketching; relationship of lines, planes, and points in space, space vectors and force systems are discussed from an engineer's point of view. Graphic methods are applied to problem solving and communication of ideas. Two and three dimensional computer graphics are used throughout the course to reinforce the basic concepts. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 122 or MTH 140 (as of Fall 2010)
EGR 131 -- Elementary Surveying

This course is designed to satisfy the elementary surveying requirement for a student entering engineering. Students will learn the theory involved in plane and geometric surveying including both linear and angular measurement, traverse computations, stadia, topographical mapping and the design of horizontal and vertical curves as related to construction surveys. Students are expected to perform lab experiments in which they demonstrate their knowledge of the concepts learned in lecture, incorporating the basic skill learned in lecture to field settings. Care, adjustment, and use of basic surveying instruments: leveling, taping, horizontal angle measurements, traverse surveys, transit stadia, method, topographic mapping with transit; fundamental surveying procedures and office computation are all included. Computer spreadsheets and mapping programs are used to facilitate the learning process. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = EGR 131L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 122 or MTH 140 (as of Fall 2010)
EGR 131L -- Elementary Surveying Lab

See EGR 131 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = EGR 131
Recommended prerequisites = None
EGR 201 -- Statics

This is the first in a three-course sequential in Engineering Mechanics. Students will learn the study of statics, such as forces acting upon a particle and rigid body at rest, analysis of structures, frictional forces, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector algebra and differential calculus is used throughout the course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 141 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGR 202 -- Mechanics of Materials

This is the second in a three-course sequential in Engineering Mechanics. This course covers those topics included in the study of mechanics of materials. This includes stress and strain of engineering materials, torsion, Hooke's Law, and shear and moment diagrams, combined stresses, beam deflection, columns, pressure vessels and structural connections. Vector algebra and differential calculus is used throughout this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = EGR 201 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EGR 203 -- Dynamics

This is the third in a three-course sequence in Engineering Mechanics. This course includes those topics typically covered in dynamics such as kinematics, kinetics, work-energy principles, impulse-momentum, Newton's Laws of Motion, and harmonic motion. Vector algebra and differential calculus is used throughout this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = EGR 201 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
EGY 101 -- Principles of Renewable Energy

This course highlights industry and governmental perspectives on geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, and other energy sources. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 105 -- Sustainable Building Design

This course provides an introduction to sustainable building practices and is for those students studying for the Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) Exam. Through structured learning activities, the student will learn about the structure of matter and the material world, whole system thinking, site and natural energy mapping, water resources, building orientation, materials and resources, indoor air quality, innovation and design. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 115 -- Residential Energy Efficiency

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn about the principles of energy, building shell construction, air leakage, insulation, windows and doors, heating, lighting, cooling, water heating, health, and safety. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 141 -- Solar Photovoltaic Tech I

Through structured lecture and practical skill building, the student will learn about PV applications, solar radiation, site surveys, system components, system sizing, and reparation of a solar installation proposal. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Spring 2014), ELE 101 or EET 103. Recommended competencies: MTH 111 and MTH 121. (as of Summer 2014), ENG 111, MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111 (as of Fall 2014)
EGY 143 -- Solar Thermal Technology I

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn the history of solar thermal heating systems, components, drainback systems, glycol systems, start up and maintenance procedures, savings and performance estimates, system control, monitoring and testing and solar space heating design. Group 2 course. Recommended competencies: COMPASS placement into MTH 23 and ENG 111 or co-enrollment in the recommended developmental course in the student's first semester.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 145 -- Geothermal Technology

This course introduces the basic principles of geothermal energy production and technology. Essentials on how to utilize geothermal technology as an energy source will be analyzed and demonstrated. Examples of residential and commercial applications will be shown and reviewed. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 161 -- Wind Power Technology

Through structured classroom discussion, the student will learn about wind applications, measuring the wind, estimating power output of various sizes, economics of wind generation, evaluating technology, towers, interconnection with the utility, siting, installation, operation, performance, maintenance, and safety. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
EGY 297A -- I/S Renewable Energy

Independent Study for Renewable Energy

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 101 -- Introduction to Electrical

This course provides an introduction to the electrical occupations. Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn the orientation to the trade, electrical safety, circuits, theory and an introduction into the National Electrical Code. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or placement into MTH 111, placement into ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ELE 105 -- Beg Residential Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn general information for electrical installations in the residential field to include: electrical symbols and outlets, determining the required number of lighting and receptacle outlets, conductor sizing and connections, switch control, bonding/grounding, ground-fault circuit interrupters and similar devices, and begin calculations for wiring various rooms in a common residential building. Group 2 course

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 110 -- Electrical Code Studies I

This preparatory course reflects many of the important changes that appear in the current edition of the National Electrical Code. The changes are presented as they pertain to Single Family Dwellings, Multifamily Dwellings, Commercial Locations, Industrial Locations, and Hazardous Locations. It is designed to enable the student to learn electrical printreading and become familiar with applicable sections of the National Electrical Code. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2013), None (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ELE 105 (as of Fall 2013), ELE 105, MTH 111 (as of Fall 2014)
ELE 111 -- Electrical Code Studies II

This course will help the student in learning to read and interpret the meaning of the Code, and to find information about how to do wiring installations. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to find information from the Code needed to do residential, commercial, farm, and industrial wiring and to be successful with electrical examinations. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = ELE 110 (as of Fall 2013), None (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ELE 105 (as of Fall 2013), None (as of Fall 2014)
ELE 121 -- Adv Residential Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn advanced residential wiring techniques including: workshop circuits, special purpose outlets, gas and oil central heating systems, low-voltage wiring, alarms and security systems, service entrance equipment, overcurrent protection, service entrance calculations, swimming pools, home automation systems, and standby power systems. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 125 -- Pre-Commercial Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn small sources of electricity, basics of alternating current, AC circuits containing inductance, AC circuits containing capacitors, AC circuits containing resistance-inductance-capacitance, three-phase power, transformers, DC machines, and AC machines. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 131 -- Commercial Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn commercial building plans and specifications, reading electrical drawings, calculating the electrical load, branch circuits, wiring methods, motor and appliance circuits, feeders, special systems, and working drawings. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = ELE 105 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 135 -- Adv Commercial Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn special circuits, panelboards selection and installation, the electric service, lamps and ballasts for lighting, luminaires, emergency, standby and optional standby systems, overcurrent protection, short-circuit calculations, equipment and conductor short-circuit protection, low-voltage remote-control, and the cooling system. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 142 -- Industrial Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn plans and sitework, the unit substation, feeder bus system, panelboards, trolley busways, using wire tables, signaling systems, basic motor controls, motors and controllers, and motor installation. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = ELE 135 (as of Fall 2013), ELE 105 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ELE 146 -- Adv. Industrial Electrical

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn power factor, ventilating, air conditioning, and other facilities, system protection, lightning protection, site lighting, programmable logic controllers, developing a program for a PLC, fiber optics, hazardous locations, and harmonics. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = ELE 142 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 11 -- English/Writing Methods

This course is to be taken concurrently with ENG 111, and helps facilitate the objectives of ENG 111. Special attention is given to individual student needs in the conventions of standard written prose.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 99 with 2.0 or higher and ENG 108 which may be taken concurrently. Based on placement testing. See advisor. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = ENG 111
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 12 -- English/Writing Methods

This course is to be taken concurrently with ENG 112 and will help to facilitate the objectives of ENG 112. Special attention is given to individual student needs in the conventions of standard written prose, argumentation, and research.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = ENG 112
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 97 -- Fundamentals of ReadingWriting

This course will provide an overview to reading and writing. Students will learn and practice basic reading skills such as annotation, think-aloud, word attack, and main idea identification. Students will also be introduced to the writing process and learn a variety of methods such as free writing, invention, essay planning, drafting, and revision.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = Based on placement testing. See advisor. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = ENG 107
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 99 -- Intro College Reading/Writing

This is an integrated reading and writing course that gives students the literacy skills they need for college level academic work. Course focus in writing is on the development of organization and clarity, mechanical correctness and sentence structure and variety. Course focus in reading is on the development of vocabulary and comprehension, and reading strategies. Students are required to schedule eight one-hour tutoring sessions through the Writing Center.

Credit Hours = 6; Contact Hours = 6;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 97 with 2.0 or higher or based on placement testing. See advisor. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 107 -- Academic Study Methods

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and improve basic college academic survival skills and study methods. Topics include: introduction to student's own personal learning style, learning theory, active listening, time management, test taking strategies, basic study techniques such as SQ3R, note taking, improving concentration and memory, and controlling the study environment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = Based on placement testing. See advisor. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 108 -- Critical Reading Strategies

Through readings from other disciplines, the focus of this course is on improving comprehension and vocabulary. Learning strategies are introduced and then applied to coursework. Study skills taught include note-taking, test preparation, monitoring comprehension, and general techniques for effective learning. Students may elect this course as a helpful "entry to college" course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 99 with 2.0 or higher or placement based on COMPASS scores. See advisor. (as of Spring 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 111 -- English Composition

ENG 111 is the first semester of a two-semester composition sequence introducing analytical and information literacy skills that lay a foundation for success in all disciplines. English 111 also introduces and emphasizes rhetorical knowledge (including audience and purpose), invention, and reading/writing processes. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency, Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = Based on placement testing. See advisor. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 112 -- English Composition

This is a writing course based on critical reading from various fields. Writing assignments reinforce skills in summary, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. Emphasis is on argumentation, research methods, and information literacy. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency, Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Hybrid, Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 108, ENG 11/ENG 111 OR ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 210 -- Children's Literature

Focus is on developing criteria, terminology and resources for evaluation and selection of good quality children's literature and on developing methods for sharing that literature with children. The course surveys both picture books and novels from a variety of genres and cultures and also examines the impact of social change on children's literature. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 211 -- Introduction to Linguistics

This course is designed to acquaint students with modern developments in the science and philosophy of language, and to improve their understanding of culture and language in general. It addresses issues of sound, word formation, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and more. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 220 -- Technical Writing

This course introduces students to a variety of technical writing situations in business, industry, science, and education. It emphasizes audience awareness, research methods, problem solving, critical thinking, professional ethics, and patterns of typical proposals, descriptions, and the requirements of formal reports used in professional writing. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 221 -- Creative Writing

Study and practice of the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing, focusing on short fiction but with considerable allowance for individual interests. This introductory class emphasizes craft while giving room for creative talent to emerge in response to open-ended assignments. In this workshop seminar, students will exchange helpful commentary on each other's writing, as well as examine professional fiction to analyze how successful authors achieve their results. The class includes close work with the elements of creative narration: concrete language, story shape and pace, characterization, point of view and setting. Individual conferences will supplement class activities. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220 (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 222 -- Advanced Creative Writing

An advanced course in imaginative prose narration, ENG 222 provides an intense seminar in which the features of narrative art--characterization, story content, plot development, setting, point of view, and theme--will be developed by using professional models, weekly writing and workshop methods. The course will also rely on frequent on-on-one conferences about each student's writing projects. This course is primarily intended for students and members of the community who are interested in writing for publication and already possess basic competence in prose narration, editing, and responding to manuscripts in progress. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 221 or instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 224 -- Journalism Fundamentals

While the history and role of the press are discussed, this course primarily provides the student with theory and practice in news, editorial and feature writing. Press law and ethics will also be examined. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111 (as of Fall 2010)
ENG 228 -- Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

This course examines persuasive language of everyday life and calls on students to reveal, analyze, and critique the subtle rhetorical elements in the texts and voices around them. The course examines how everyday texts or artifacts (such as news programs, advertisements, church bulletins, political slogans, college textbooks, course syllabi, and other official documents) persuade audiences to believe in a particular reality. Formal written analyses will rely on working knowledge of classical rhetoric (terms and concepts discussed early in the semester). Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 240 -- Introduction to Literature

An introduction to a variety of literary styles, themes, and forms such as fiction, drama, and poetry. Intended to develop an understanding and enjoyment of reading as well as an understanding of current critical approaches to the study of literature. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 111 and 112 strongly recommended or instructor permission. Strongly recommended as the FIRST college literature course for those with little or no prior literary study experience.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 241 -- Mythology

This course features a study of central and recurring patterns of human concern as revealed in the mythic content of various forms of literature. Examination of archetypal structures embedded in works of culture ranging from ancient Babylonian to contemporary eras is central to course goals and outcomes. Areas to be investigated will include myths of the quest, of power, of origins, of love, and of art. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Summer 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 254 -- Shakespeare

This course is an introduction to representative major dramatic works of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age, and includes lecture, film, and discussion. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 261 -- British Literature

This course features an intensive reading of works from British authors ranging from the entire span of this literary tradition and including works in various genres. It develops a sense of the evolution of British literature and a facility in careful literary criticism. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 262 -- American Literature

Students in this course study the American tradition, early and modern, in prose and poetry. Selections will emphasize the cultural and intellectual background giving rise to our national literature, the major phases or movements in that literature, and how certain writers transcended those movements to create work of universal value. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either can be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 263 -- World Literature

This course exposes students to a variety of readings drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and/or Oceania. While the reading and writing assignments will certainly require close literary analysis, the class will also attempt to situate the works culturally, historically, and theoretically. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course. Completion of ENG 111 and 112 strongly recommended or instructor permission.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 265 -- Science Fiction and Fantasy

The primary emphasis of this course are reading and writing about Science Fiction and Fantasy stories as they are found in a range of cultural tests like print, motion pictures, radio drama, television, and more. Students will learn to identify and discuss mythologies and related symbols, and genre and formula conventions such as icons, stereotypes, rituals, plots, motifs, settings, and more as they investigate the social history of these stories. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 266 -- Popular Culture

The primary emphases of this course center on the critical reading of and writing about popular culture and its historical development in U.S. and world cultures. Topics to be addressed include myth and mythmaking, iconography, stereotypes, rituals, genres and formulas, the mass media and more. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 267 -- Film as Literature

This course offers students the opportunity to examine and critique a selection of films through discussion and writing by employing techniques similar to those used in literary analysis. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Hybrid)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 271 -- Adolescence/Cultural Diversity

This course provides a study of universal and diverse themes and ideas expressed through adolescent literature. It features protagonists and authors from a variety of cultures both within and outside of the United States, and emphasizes the relationship between culture and the lives of young people. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = ENG 112 or ENG 220, either may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENG 297A -- I/S Publications

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 103 -- Earth Science

Designed for the student who does not intend to major in a physical science. Subject matter deals with features of the planet earth, astronomy, and weather. The laboratory portion includes a practical study of rocks and minerals as well as a study of topographic, geologic and weather maps. Field trips investigate landforms in the Grand Traverse area. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 103L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 08 and ENG 99 or higher. (as of Fall 2013)
ENV 103L -- Earth Science Lab

See ENV 103 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 103
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 104 -- Life of the Past

This course introduces non-science students to the record of life on Earth. The roles of global change, origins, evolution, and extinction in life history are examined. Great Lakes and North American fossil records with Pre-Paleozoic microorganisms and Paleozoic invertebrates and vertebrates are highlighted. Appearance, evolution, and disappearance of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Era, human evolution, and the recent demise of the giant Ice Age mammals are analyzed in depth. Laboratory and class activities are included. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 104L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 08 and ENG 99 or COMPASS equivalent. Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012)
ENV 104L -- Life of the Past Lab

See ENV 104 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 104
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 111 -- Physical Geology

This course explores processes which transform planet Earth. Landforms, minerals, rocks, and geologic structures are examined in classroom, laboratory, and field studies which focus on these geologic processes and on the techniques of geology. Lab studies apply the methodology and techniques of geology by introduction of map reading, field and map study, study of surficial processes, and study of minerals and rocks. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 23 or higher (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = ENV 111L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 111 (as of Fall 2010), None (as of Fall 2014)
ENV 111L -- Physical Geology Lab

See ENV 111 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 111
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 112 -- Historical Geology

Rocks and fossils of North America, the Great Lakes and the Grand Traverse region which reveal the physical, chemical, and biological evolution of the planet earth are explored in classroom, laboratory, and field studies (including a field required 4-day excursion to Elliot Lake, Ontario). Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 112L
Recommended prerequisites = ENV 103 or ENV 111 or GEO 105, MTH 111 and placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
ENV 112L -- Historical Geology Lab

See ENV 112 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 112
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 115 -- Introduction to GIS

This course explores the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map reading, interpretation and analysis, in conjunction with the principles of cartography. Computer and Internet technologies are utilized for the generation, manipulation, storage and retrieval of maps and associated geographic attributes. Topics covered include: basic GIS concepts, display of data and attributes, queries, metadata, tabular relationships, data editing, projections and datums, and basic cartography. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2012)
ENV 117 -- Meteorology & Climatology

Designed to acquaint the student with the science and art of weather analysis, this course includes studies of the basic properties of gases, organization and composition of the atmosphere, basic energy flow, and general weather phenomena that result. Global climates are also investigated. The laboratory portion presents the function and effect of selected physical processes, and includes the use of weather instruments and weather maps. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = ENV 117L
Recommended prerequisites = Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012)
ENV 117L -- Meteorology & Climatology Lab

See ENV 117 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 117
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 131 -- Oceanography

This course explores the origins, structure, and evolution of ocean basins and their role in global climate dynamics. It shall include an investigation of the physical properties that govern waves, currents, tides, air-sea interactions as well as the physical and chemical properties of seawater. It shall also explore plant and animal life within the oceans including impacts of human activities on the marine environment. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 23 or higher (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = ENV 131L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 or equivalent. Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012), Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the COMPASS placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2014)
ENV 131L -- Oceanography Lab

See ENV 131 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 131
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 140 -- Watershed Science

This course is designed for the learner who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of watersheds. It will focus on the physical and biological systems that are responsible for the quality and characteristics of a watershed. Human interactions, stewardship, management and impacts on our local water resources will also be explored. The laboratory portion of the course will place emphasis on field investigations and the analysis of data and water samples collected. Basic scientific principles will be incorporated throughout the course. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 5; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 140L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 111 Students scoring below ENG 111 levels on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012)
ENV 140L -- Watershed Science Lab

See ENV 140 for course description.

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ENV 140
Recommended prerequisites = None
ENV 270B -- Field Mapping Techniques

This course is a one-week field course. It will focus on the fundamentals of map interpretation and generation. Students will gain a basic understanding of the principles of cartography and field mapping techniques employed by various disciplines in the acquisition of spatial data. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 23, completion of any science course with laboratory and instructor permission. (as of Fall 2012), ENG 111; completion of any Science course with laboratory and instructor permission. (as of Fall 2014)
ENV 270C -- Precambrian Geology of MI

This course is a six-day field study of the Precambrian geology of the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The class will focus on rock and mineral identification, economic geology, and the geologic history of Michigan's UP. The relationships of ancient bedrock layers to recent surficial geologic processes and their associated landforms will also be explored. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Science & Math
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 23 and completion of any science course with a laboratory and Instructor permission. (as of Summer 2011)
ES 106 -- Publications Advising

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Educational Services
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ES 108 -- Academic Department Admin

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = .5;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Educational Services
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ES 111 -- Program Administration-Adjunct

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = .5;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Educational Services
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 80 -- ESL Listening & Speaking I

ESL Listening & Speaking I is designed to help students build the skills and confidence necessary to have more comfortable and comprehensible conversations in English. Developing speaking, listening, and pronunciation ability will be the focus of the course, and students will improve these skills for better communication in everyday situations and in the classroom. Additionally, students will begin practicing note-taking and presentations skills.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 88, ESL 89
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 88 -- ESL Reading & Vocabulary I

ESL Reading & Vocabulary I begins giving second language learners the literacy skills they will need to be successful in college. Acquiring new vocabulary is an important part of this course. Students will do both extensive and intensive reading as well as read for pleasure. Vocabulary development, active reading strategies, silent reading and comprehension, and English sentence structure is covered in ESL 88.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency), Fall 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 80, ESL 89
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 89 -- ESL Writing & Grammar I

ESL Writing & Grammar I will lay the foundations of English writing for students learning English as a second language. Students will learn strategies for summarizing others' work, writing well organized sentences and paragraphs, and writing basic thesis-driven essays. ESL 89 will expand students' understanding of English grammar which will improve their writing on a sentence level.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency), Fall 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 80, ESL 88
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 90 -- ESL Listening & Speaking II

ESL Listening & Speaking II is designed to prepare ESL learners to succeed in courses outside of the ESL program. Students will learn through hearing lectures from various subject areas, refining note-taking skills, participating in in-depth discussions, and giving oral presentations. Additionally, students will continue to improve pronunciation skills.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 98, ESL 99
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 98 -- ESL Reading & Vocabulary II

ESL Reading & Vocabulary II is designed to give second language learners the literacy skills they need for college level reading by building on skills they already have. Emphasis on acquiring vocabulary from academic word lists will help prepare students for reading intensive courses. Students will do both extensive and intensive reading on a variety of academic topics.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 90, ESL 99
Recommended prerequisites = None
ESL 99 -- ESL Writing & Grammar II

ESL Writing & Grammar II gives the second language learners the skills they need to approach college level writing. The course builds on skills students already have to prepare them for college composition courses (ENG 111-11). Learners will write thesis driven essays and complete smaller writing assignments as well as learn to comprehend and perform advanced grammatical sentence structures. Students will learn to use library research to support their ideas in writing.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4;
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = ESL 90, ESL 98
Recommended prerequisites = None
FRN 101 -- Elementary French I

FRN 101 represents a comprehensive introduction to the French language for the true beginner. Students will develop the ability to communicate in French in every day practical situations while acquiring some of the necessary skills for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Cultural topics are integrated in each unit. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
FRN 102 -- Elementary French II

FRN 102 is a continuation of FRN 101 and focuses on the expansion of the communication skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Cultural topics are integrated in each unit. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = FRN 101 with 2.0 or higher, placement test or instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
FRN 201 -- Intermediate French I

FRN 201 is designed to further develop language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. A deeper exploration of French culture is presented in this course, allowing students to transform themselves into truly active and proficient language users. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Communications
Prerequisites = FRN 102 with 2.0 or higher, placement test or instructor permission. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
GEO 101 -- Introduction to Geography

This course emphasizes both the physical and the cultural aspects of geography. Physical factors such as weather and climate, soil, vegetation and landforms are considered as they determine the natural resources of a region. Various aspects of human culture such as religion, language and economic systems are studied to gain an understanding of the ways in which people have used and misused their resources. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 08, Students scoring below ENG 111 on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012)
GEO 105 -- Physical Geography

Physical geography studies selected elements of the physical environment: weather and climate, landforms, soil and vegetation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the nature and distribution of physical features throughout Michigan with respect to humankind. The lab includes field trips and emphasizes the application of physical principles through hands-on study of minerals, rocks, and soils; in conjunction with map and aerial photo interpretation. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = GEO 105L
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23, Students scoring below ENG 111 on the placement test should plan on additional study time. (as of Fall 2012)
GEO 105L -- Physical Geography Lab

The lab emphasizes the application of selected physical elements through means of field work, map and aerial photo interpretation. Group 1 lab course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = GEO 105
Recommended prerequisites = None
GEO 108 -- Geography of U S & Canada

The diverse regions of Anglo-America will be investigated in this course. We will consider the relationship between the natural environment, the cultural background, economic conditions, and local problems of the U.S. and Canada. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
GEO 109 -- World Regional Geography

This course is a study of world regions. For each region we will consider the relationship between the natural environment, cultural background, economic conditions, and local problems that relate to world issues. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
GEO 115 -- Introduction to GIS

This course explores the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for map reading, interpretation and analysis, in conjunction with the principles of cartography. Computer and Internet technologies are utilized for the generation, manipulation, storage and retrieval of maps and associated geographic attributes. Topics covered include: basic GIS concepts, display of data and attributes, queries, metadata, tabular relationships, data editing, projections and datums, and basic cartography. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Social Science
Prerequisites = MTH 23, Intermediate computer skills (Windows) and Internet experience required. (as of Fall 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = MTH 23 (as of Fall 2012), None (as of Fall 2014)
HAH 100C -- Informatics Essentials

This course will introduce students to informatics in health care and, in particular, nursing. Students will enhance their ability to use modern informatics such as computer and Internet resources as well as Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, in the health care environment. This course will be offered in a hybrid online and face-to-face format. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HNR 101
Recommended prerequisites = HNR 102, may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2013)
HAH 101 -- Medical Terminology

This course is designed to help the student learn the basic construction of medical words through the use of medical prefixes, suffixes, and combining root words. This foundation will facilitate the understanding of new medical vocabulary encountered in other course work or work situations. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HAH 120 -- Infection Control

This course details the structure of infectious organisms and mechanisms of disease transmission, including host defenses against disease and specific diseases of concern to dental and medical personnel. In addition, the course provides an overview of MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations and occupational safety measures as they relate to the dental and medical fields. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HAH 200 -- Emergency Assess.& Interventio

A comprehensive study of the concepts and practices of first aid techniques. The course provides training for emergency care through assessment, critical thinking, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. It also addresses situations when injury or sudden illness becomes a threat to life, or problems develop that endanger physical or psychological well-being. Certification for CPR for the Professional Rescuer, HAZMAT, and Medical First Responder may be earned in cooperation with state and/or national agencies. Must be able to meet patient lifting and equipment requirements. Required for MCOLES Police Academy. Signature required to register. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 101 -- Introduction to Dentistry

Students are introduced to the role of the dental assistant and the dental team and opportunities for employment. Students will be informed of the requirements for certification and registration and the various organizations and associations within dentistry and dental assisting. Other areas studied will include dental specialties, dental terminology, applied psychology in the dental office, instrument and equipment identification and charting. The student will have an opportunity to view a dental office to see the set up and to observe the roles of each person on the dental team. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 112 -- Dental Materials

Students learn the preparation, manipulation, and use of dental materials commonly found in the dental office. There will be discussion regarding the equipment needed, mixing techniques, and proper usage of waxes, restorative materials, impression materials, gypsum products, cements, metals and therapeutic materials. Preparation of each material will be demonstrated. Group 2 course. Corequisite(s): HDA 113

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 113
Recommended prerequisites = HAH 120, HDA 120 (as of Fall 2010)
HDA 113 -- Dental Materials Lab

This course familiarizes the student with the handling of dental materials commonly used in the dental office. Opportunities are provided in the laboratory to develop skills in mixing techniques, impression taking, construction of study models, bleaching, and acrylic trays. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 112
Recommended prerequisites = HAH 120, HDA 120 (as of Fall 2010)
HDA 120 -- Dental Anatomy

The student will learn the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity, teeth and head. Students will learn the histology of the teeth and surrounding structures, the bones of the skull, the nerves and blood supply of the head and neck, the muscles of mastication, and the names and functions of the teeth and oral structures. This class will also provide detailed information on the anatomy and size of the individual teeth. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 140 -- Oral Pathology/Pharmacology

This course will familiarize the student with disease processes related to the oral cavity and to enable the student to identify these diseases. The student will become familiar with various drugs and their uses in dentistry, prescription writing and documentation, the sources of drugs, routes of administration, and the conditions that modify the reactions of drugs. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HDA 120 (as of Fall 2011)
HDA 150 -- Dental Office Management

Students are acquainted with the procedures necessary for efficient dental office management. Topics include appointment book control, accounts receivable and payable, dental record keeping, third party payment, patient recall, inventory control, telephone techniques, and use of computer hardware and software unique to the dental office. This course is offered in a self-paced format. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Seminar)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 160 -- Dental Emergencies

This course acquaints the student with the types of emergencies that may arise in the dental office. The students will learn the procedures to follow when medical and dental emergencies occur, the importance and significance of obtaining accurate and complete patient histories, the proper emergency equipment necessary in a dental office and the maintenance of that equipment, the taking and recording of vital signs, basic first aid rules, and fire safety. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 170 -- Preventive Dentistry

This course deals with educating dental patients in proper oral hygiene and nutrition. The topics of discussion will include vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, food groups, fluoride treatments, oral examinations, pit and fissure sealants, public health dentistry, and oral hygiene instructions. Student demonstration and participation is emphasized. Fluoride treatments and a dietary analysis will be learned and demonstrated by students. Two community presentations will be designed and presented by each student. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 240 -- Chairside Procedures

This course provides the foundation for dental assistant clinical procedures performed in both general and specialty dental offices. Topics include theory and application of four-handed dentistry; application of infection control procedures; an overview of procedures and techniques unique to dental specialties; and background information and technical skills performed by the Registered Dental Assistant. In addition, local dental specialists serve as guest speakers. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 241
Recommended prerequisites = HAH 120, HDA 101, HDA 120, HDA 160, HDA 242, HDA 243 (as of Fall 2012)
HDA 241 -- Chairside Procedures Lab`

This is the clinical component of Chairside Procedures. Students learn and practice operative and specialty chairside techniques in a fully-equipped dental clinic. Students assist our staff dentist during simulated dental procedures. Expanded duties for dental assistants are also introduced in this course. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 240
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 242 -- Dental Radiography

The fundamentals of radiology as applied to dentistry will be presented. Special consideration will be given to radiation physics, hazards, biological effects, protection and quality control methods. Basic interpretation and radiographic anatomy will also be included. While extraoral techniques are discussed, emphasis will be given to the proper techniques for exposing, processing, and mounting traditional and digital intraoral radiographs of diagnostic quality. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 243
Recommended prerequisites = HAH 120, HDA 120, HDA 160, all may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
HDA 243 -- Dental Radiography Lab

Clinical component of Dental Radiography. Students will be introduced to a variety of radiography techniques and will learn how to expose, process and mount radiographs of diagnostic quality. Requirements include three sets on dental manikins and four sets on dental patients. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1.5; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = HDA 242
Recommended prerequisites = None
HDA 251 -- Dental Internship I

Students are assigned to dental offices in the community. 180 hours of hands-on experience includes chairside assisting; office management; laboratory techniques and expanded functions. May be taken any semester with the permission of instructor. Included is a one-hour, bi-weekly seminar session. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HDA 240, HDA 241 (as of Fall 2010)
HDA 252 -- Dental Internship II

A continuation of Internship I providing an additional 180 hours of hands-on experience. In addition to placement in a general dental practice, students observe in four specialty settings: oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. May be taken any semester with permission of instructor. Included is a one hour, bi-weekly seminar session. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HDA 251 (as of Fall 2010)
HDA 282 -- CDA/RDA Written Exam Prep

The purpose of this course is to prepare students and working dental assistants for the CDA and RDA written exams. Included are review sessions covering General Chairside, Infection Control, and Radiography for both exams and additional specific topics that relate directly to Michigan's expanded functions for dental assistants. Group 2 course. Co- and or prerequisites: HDA 112, HDA 113, HDA 140, HDA 170, HDA 240, HDA 241

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HAH 120, HDA 101, HDA 112, HDA 113, HDA 120, HDA 140, HDA 150, HDA 160, HDA 170, HDA 240, HDA 241, HDA 242, HDA 243, all may be taken concurrently. (as of Fall 2012)
HDA 286 -- RDA Clinical Exam Prep

This course will provide dental assisting students with study/application sessions for the clinical portion of the state licensure exam. Expanded functions of special interest are dental amalgams, temporary crowns, and dental dams. Must be a current dental assisting student or a graduate of a post-secondary dental assisting program approved by the State Board of Dentistry. Group 2 course. Co- and/or pre-requisites: HDA 112, HDA 113, HDA 140, HDA 170, HDA 240, HDA 241.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HDA 282 (as of Spring 2010)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 101 -- Fitness Circuit I

Introduction to beginning aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction includes individual fitness evaluation, aerobic fitness, strength training, flexibility, and endurance. Course meets in the NMC Health and Fitness Center using strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Two hours per week. Offered summers only. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 102 -- Fitness Circuit II

Continuing beginning aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction includes individual fitness evaluation, aerobic fitness, strength training, flexibility, and endurance. Course meets in the NMC Health and Fitness Center using strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Two hours per week. Offered summers only. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 101 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 105 -- Personal Trainer Certification

This course is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in personal training. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting health and fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 101 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 111 -- Fitness Circuit I

Introduction to aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction includes individual fitness evaluation, strength training, flexibility, and endurance with an emphasis on aerobic conditioning. Course meets in the NMC Health and Fitness Center using strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 112 -- Fitness Circuit II

Continuation of aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction emphasizes individual strength training and flexibility. Course meets in the NMC Health and Fitness Center using strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 111 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 113 -- Fitness Circuit III

Continuation of aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction emphasizes individual aerobic fitness options and the reduction of stress. Course meets in the NMC Health and Fitness Center utilizing strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 112 (as of Spring 2011)
HF 114 -- Fitness Circuit IV

Continuation of aerobic conditioning through a fitness circuit designed for varying fitness levels. Instruction emphasizes individual fitness evaluation/workout, weight control, and nutrition. Course meets in NMC Health and Fitness Center using strength training equipment, exercise bicycles, and other aerobic equipment. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Internship/Self-directed), Fall 2014 (Internship/Self-directed)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 113 (as of Spring 2011)
HF 116 -- Yoga

Yoga is postural work emphasizing precise and careful body alignment and maximum spinal extension. Yoga works through the concreteness of the body to teach balance and integration. It is an effective way to stretch and strengthen the body. Using movement and breath, yoga brings a therapeutic calm to the body and mind, releasing stress and bringing relaxation. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 118 -- Continuing Yoga

Yoga techniques focus on understanding and controlling the body, the breath, and the mind through exercises (asans), breathing techniques (pranayamas), and meditation training (quieting the mind and body). Yoga poses are designed to develop strength and give maximum flexibility to the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems with special emphasis on building a strong, supple spine. Benefits include improved circulation, hormonal balance, poise, and a more stable emotional nature. Learning proper breathing will help you cope with stress and increase your energy level. Wear loose, comfortable, layered clothing and plan to work barefooted. Bring two blankets, a mat, and a bath towel. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): HF 116 or instructor permission.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 116 or instructor permission (as of Fall 2011)
HF 118A -- Bikram Yoga I

This is the original hot yoga, 105 degrees, pure, powerful, authentic, unchanged, taught exactly as Hatha Yoga Master Bikram Choudhury intends it to be taught. 26 poses, 2 breathing exercises, 90 minutes, plus heat. Prerequisite: Good heart health and not pregnant. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Good heart health and not pregnant. (as of Fall 2011)
HF 118B -- Bikram Yoga II

A continuation of the original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, pure, powerful, authentic, unchanged, taught exactly as Hatha Yoga Master Bikram Choudhury intends it to be taught. Twenty-six poses, two breathing exercises, 90 minutes, plus heat. Students must be in good heart health and not pregnant. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Summer 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = HF 118A (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Good heart health, not pregnant. (as of Fall 2012)
HF 121 -- Aerobic Dance I

Through choreographed dance movements and contemporary music, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, strength and coordination is promoted. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 122 -- Step Aerobics I

This body sculpting and fat burning program provides a unique blend of exercise, bench and resistance training by combining Vertifirm (hips & thighs), hand held weights (upper body) and low impact, high-energy step routines. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 124 -- Aerobic Dance

Through choreographed dance movements and contemporary music, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, strength and coordination is promoted. Offered summers only. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 126 -- Lap Swim

Use of basic strokes for fitness is reviewed. Emphasis is on aerobic and muscular endurance through swimming a variety of laps. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): Ability to swim repeated laps across a pool.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Ability to swim repeated laps across a pool. (as of Fall 2011)
HF 127 -- Lap Swim II

A continuation of the Lap Swim program. Emphasis is on increasing aerobic and muscular endurance through swimming a variety of laps. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): HF 126

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 126 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 131 -- Aerobic Dance II

A continuation of the Aerobic Dance fitness program. Through choreographed dance movements and contemporary music cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, strength, and coordination is promoted. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): HF 121

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 121 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 132 -- Step Aerobics II

A continuation of the Step Aerobics fitness program. This body sculpting and fat burning program provides a unique blend of exercise, bench and resistance training by combining Vertifirm (hips & thighs), hand held weights (upper body) and low impact, high-energy step routines. Group 2 course. Prerequisite(s): HF 122

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 122 (as of Fall 2011)
HF 133 -- Pilates

The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercises used to develop long, lean bodies. This program uses floor exercises to strengthen and tone muscles, flatten abdominals, improve posture, flexibility, balance, agility, and coordination. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HF 143 -- Continuing Pilates

Building on the fundamentals and exercises of the prerequisite class, Pilates, the intermediate and the advanced series of mat exercises will be added. The body will be challenged with moves that call for more strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and control. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Physical Education
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = HF 133 (as of Fall 2012)
HNR 100 -- Introduction to Nursing

Presents the history of nursing & nursing education. Introduces professional nursing values and the attitudes and behaviors desired in nurses. Discusses nursing roles, career opportunities, and types of health care delivery settings. Introduces the student to legal and ethical issues related to the role and scope of practice of the licensed practical nurse and the registered nurse. Introduces basic concepts related to professionalism, patient-centered care, health, spirituality, culture, holism, and the impact of illness on the individual and his/her significant others. Covers beginning professional communication skills, collaboration, teamwork, and basic teaching/learning principles.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = ENG 111, MTH 111 (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 101 -- Fundamentals of Nursing-Lectur

The students learn the foundation for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the principles and skills needed to apply the clinical judgment required for safe patient centered care. Communication is emphasized as an essential aspect of the professional role. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 228 w/grade of 2.5 or higher and HNR 100 - both may be taken concurrently. (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = HNR 102
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 102 -- Fund of Nursing-Clinical

Through laboratory and/or clinical experience students learn about the professional identity of the nurse while acquiring and applying basic nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in order to provide safe patient centered care. The student also learns communication and collaboration skills. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 12; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 228 w/grade of 2.5 or higher, may be taken concurrently (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = HAH 100C, HNR 101
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 108 -- Pharmacology

Students learn an overview of pharmacology with emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process. The course is organized by medication classification. It explores indications, modes of action, side effects, contraindications and interactions for the safe administration of selected drugs. Specific nursing judgment and collaborative responsibilities to drug administration are emphasized. Legal statutes and standards regulating drug administration within the scope of nursing professional identity are presented. Individualized patient variables across the lifespan will also be a focus of study. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 228 w/grade of 2.5 higher (as of Spring 2014)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 125 -- Lifespan Nursing Lecture

Presentation of nursing management of health care issues related to uncomplicated pregnancy, birth, and neonatal period. Introduction of nursing management of common health alterations found in both chronically and acutely ill clients across the lifespan. Emphasis will be made on utilizing evidence-based practice to identify appropriate nursing interventions to achieve the desired outcome for the client based on their developmental level across the lifespan. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 240 and HNR 108, both may be taken concurrently; HAH 100C, HNR 100, HNR 101, HNR 102. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = HNR 126
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 126 -- Lifespan Nursing-Clinical

Clinical experiences providing opportunities to apply principles studied in HNR 125. Clinical learning environments will include the opportunity to apply medical-surgical, pediatric, and obstetric nursing interventions in a variety of settings, including acute care and simulation experiences. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 5; Contact Hours = 15; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 240 and HNR 108, both may be taken concurrently; HAH 100C, HNR 100, HNR 101, HNR 102. (as of Fall 2013)
Co-requisites = HNR 125
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 145 -- Practical Nursing Roles & Issu

Reviews ethical/legal responsibilities of the LPN. Presents issues and trends related to LPN practice, nursing organizations, continuing education; and licensure. Discusses occupational opportunities and provides information on employment search, job-seeking skills and transition issues. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 125, HNR 126-both can be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 241 -- Adv Maternal Child Nursing-Lec

This course will expose the student to the complex problems facing families coping with complications during the child-bearing/child-rearing process. Characteristics of the at-risk family will be explored. These concepts will be applied to a review of complications occurring during the prenatal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods. The course will then deal with complex health problems during childhood and will include a discussion on perinatal loss and childhood death. A major theme throughout the course will be the use of the nursing process to promote optimal functioning for at-risk families. Community resources will be explored. Previous content on growth and development and cultural considerations will be reviewed briefly and concepts applied through class discussions and case scenarios. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 247, HNR 248, both may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 242
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 242 -- Adv Maternal Child Nursing-Cli

This course provides for the clinical application of the principles presented in the co requisite: HNR 241. Students will spend clinical time on a maternity inpatient unit. A clinical instructor will guide and support the student through observational experiences in labor and delivery and all students will have the opportunity to do postpartum and newborn assessments and care. Students will also spend clinical time in a precepted pediatric clinical caring for pediatric patients. Clinical time will also be spent doing an assessment on a family, assessing growth and development and community resources. Students will also be involved in clinical simulations and case studies. Students will participate in the above experiences by observing and/or directly providing care to at-risk families coping with childbearing and/or childrearing stressors/issues. Risk factors for these families may include developmental and psychosocial factors as well as physical alterations or complications. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 6; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 247, HNR 248, both may be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 241
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 247 -- Complex Patient Mgmt I-Lecture

Presentation of nursing interventions and management concepts required for adult patients with complex medical and/or surgical disorders. Emphasizes advanced assessment, analysis, nursing judgment, and nursing accountability. The focus is on adult patients with multiple complex requirements. Geriatric considerations are presented and integrated throughout. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 240, HAH 100C, HNR 125, HNR 126 (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 248
Recommended prerequisites = Admission to the Nursing program, GPA of 2.0 on all prerequisite nursing courses. (as of Spring 2012)
HNR 248 -- Complex Patient Mgt I-Clinical

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 247. Emphasis is upon refinement of organization, decision-making, critical thinking, and priority-setting skills in the care of multiple clients with complex medical/surgical disorders. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 12; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = BIO 240, HAH 100C, HNR 125, HNR 126 (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 247
Recommended prerequisites = Admission to the Nursing program, GPA of 2.0 on all prerequisite nursing courses, (as of Spring 2012)
HNR 251 -- Mental Health Nursing - Lec

This course is designed to enable the student to better understand behavior exhibited by persons with mental disorders. Classifications, causes, and symptoms of mental diseases are presented and treatments such as individual, group, and activity therapies are explored. Emphasis is placed on the ways by which the nurse determines, develops, implements, and evaluates a therapeutic environment for the client. The implementing of theories of human behavior is the scientific aspect of mental health-psychiatric nursing; the purposeful use of the self in the performance of care is the artful aspect. The goal is preventative and corrective impact upon mental illness and the restoration of optimal mental health for individuals. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 2; Contact Hours = 2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 241, HNR 242 (as of Fall 2011)
Co-requisites = HNR 252
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 252 -- Mental Health Nursing-Clinical

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR251. A variety of clinical settings addressing mental health issues in acute care, long-term care, and in community agencies are utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the exercise of critical thinking in addressing mental health issues and concerns. Additionally, students identify and analyze community resources of importance to persons with mental health issues. Students participate in care in the clinical area approximately 12 hours per week for 3.5 weeks during the semester. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 241, HNR 242 (as of Spring 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 251
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 261 -- Complex Patient Mgmt II-Lec

This course builds upon the content of HNR247 with the presentation of nursing management of adult patients with complex endocrine, hepatic, and autoimmune disorders. Additionally, the course introduces principles of leadership and management as these relate to the delivery of nursing care to a group of patients. The principles of delegation, communication, and priority setting are reviewed. The course discusses a variety of nursing management challenges related to team building, managing change, conflict resolution, power and authority, politics and political action, current economic aspects of health care, legal/ethical issues, and emergency preparedness. Career opportunities, job-seeking skills, NCLEX-RN preparation, and issues related to role transition are discussed in reference to the graduates' move into the work force. The quality improvement process and evidence-based practice are considered as students research a current issue or trend in nursing management. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Online), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 251, HNR 252, both can be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 262
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 262 -- Complex Patient Mgmt II Clinic

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 261. A variety of clinical units in acute care and extended care settings are utilized. Emphasis is placed upon organizational skills, including time management, and the exercise of critical judgment in managing the care for a normal caseload of clients. The process of critical thinking is the nucleus necessary to achieve the course objectives. Students perform care in the clinical area 24 hours per week for 7.5 weeks during the semester. The course is designed to promote a successful role transition from student to entry-level professional nurse. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 12; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lab/Studio), Fall 2014 (Lab/Studio)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = HNR 251, HNR 252, both can be taken concurrently (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = HNR 261
Recommended prerequisites = None
HNR 297A -- I/S Nursing

Credit Hours = 0; Contact Hours = 0; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HPD 110 -- BLS for Health Care Providers

Provides basic life support training and certification for nursing students interested in becoming health care providers to provide them with life support skills needed for clinical practice. Admission to nursing program or instructor permission. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = .5; Contact Hours = .5; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Seminar), Fall 2014 (Seminar)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HPD 120 -- BLS for Prof.-Recertification

Provides recertification in Basic Life Support for Professional Provider for students interested in becoming health care providers who can show previous certification through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Required: Admission to the Nursing Program and current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Life Support for Professional Provider certification. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = .2; Contact Hours = .2; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Seminar), Fall 2014 (Seminar)
Academic Area = Health Occupations
Prerequisites = Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Life Support for Professional Provider certification. (as of Fall 2012)
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HST 101 -- Western Civilization to 1500AD

This is the first course in a year-long study of western civilizations from the birth of civilization to the Age of Nation States in the 19th Century. The main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies and culture of the western world. It's important that students recognize that western civilization includes many diverse cultures and has interacted with many other diverse cultures throughout its development. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of western civilizations, identify the achievements and limitations of western civilizations, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. This course covers the period from the birth of civilization to the early Middle Ages. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 102 -- Western Civilization from 1500

This is the second course in a year-long study of western civilizations from the birth of civilization to the Age of Nation States in the 19th Century. The main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of the diverse societies and culture of the western world. It's important that students recognize that western civilization includes many diverse cultures and has interacted with many other diverse cultures throughout its development. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of western civilizations, identify the achievements and limitations of western civilizations, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. This course covers the period from the Late Middle Ages to the Age of Nation States in the 19th Century. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 111 -- U S History to 1865

This is the first course in a year-long study of U.S. History from Native American origins to the modern world. A main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of how diverse societies and cultures have contributed to the development of the United States. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of the development of the United States, identify the achievements and limitations of these developments, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. Students will learn how American society developed from Native American origins through Reconstruction, and how society has impacted both individuals and groups in America. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in communications and critical thinking. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture, Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 112 -- U S History Since 1865

This is the second course in a year-long study of U.S. History from Native American origins to the modern world. A main instructional goal is to have students demonstrate an understanding of how diverse societies and cultures have contributed to the development of the United States. In addition, students will analyze the distinctive characteristics of the development of the US, identify the achievements and limitations of these developments, and develop an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve these goals, they will develop skills in communication and critical thinking. Students will learn how American society developed from Reconstruction to the post-Vietnam era, and how society has impacted both individuals and groups in America. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture, Early College, Online, Online excluded efficiency), Summer 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 211 -- Native American History

A history of the Native American experience from the pre-Columbian period to the post World War II era. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role of the Native American community in American society and its unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. Students will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 212 -- African-American History

This course is a history of the African-American experience from African origins to the Modern era in America. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role of the African-American community in American society and its unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 213 -- American Women's History

A history of American women's experience from Native American origins to the Modern Era. Major emphasis is placed upon the social, political, and economic role American women in American society and their unique role as a part of that society. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skill in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 228 -- The Vietnam War

This course is a study of the history of the Vietnam War. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays how America became involved in Vietnam, how the war was waged, the war's effect on American society, and how the war affected Vietnam. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how Vietnamese culture affected the war and how Vietnam has affected America's contemporary society. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 230 -- A History of Michigan

The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussion and essays the distinctive characteristics of Michigan history, the common characteristics of Michigan history as compared to other states, the identification of achievements and limitations of Native American societies within Michigan, and an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. This course covers the period from the "earliest beginnings" to the "recent past." As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Online), Summer 2014 (Online)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HST 235 -- 20th Century Europe

This course is a study of the history of Europe in the 20th Century with emphasis on Germany, England, France, and Russia. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays the distinctive characteristics of European civilizations, the common characteristics of European civilizations, the identification of achievements and limitations of European civilizations, and how Europe has affected America and America affected Europe. Students will demonstrate an awareness of how contemporary problems were caused by past forces. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = N/A
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HUM 101 -- Introduction to Humanities

An interdisciplinary study of Western Culture focusing on the interrelationships of art, literature, and philosophy as they reveal the major ideas and values of Classical Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance civilizations. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Fall 2014 (Lecture, Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HUM 102 -- Introduction to Humanities

An interdisciplinary study of Western Civilization focusing on the interrelationships of art, literature, and philosophy as they reveal the major ideas and values of the Reformation, Baroque, Neo-Classic, Romantic, Realistic, and Modern periods. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 3; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HUM 116 -- World Cultures

The purpose of this course is to introduce major trends of non-Western art and culture. This course explores the arts and culture of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas utilizing an interdisciplinary and thematic approach focusing on the painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, body art, masks, social and political issues, cultural and religious rituals, and customs and traditions of each region. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = Placement into ENG 111. (as of Fall 2012)
HUM 221 -- Russian Language and Culture

The class includes both classroom work in Russian language and culture as well as excursions and cultural experiences in Russia. The cultural component is designed to provide students with a context through which they will be able to understand and process new cultural information. Students will gain practical language skills that will be utilized during the time in Russia. The approach is interdisciplinary and will include units on economics, politics, history, music, architecture, and literature. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours = 4; Contact Hours = 4; Group One Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture excluded efficiency)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HUM 297A -- I/S Humanities

Credit Hours = 1; Contact Hours = 1; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Summer 2014 (Independent Study)
Academic Area = Humanities
Prerequisites = None
Co-requisites = N/A
Recommended prerequisites = None
HVA 101 -- Introduction to HVAC/R

This course covers safety concerns associated with the HVAC field, identification and use of trade tools and basic blueprint reading. Students are introduced to different types of pipe and tubing used for equipment and will learn threading and soldering techniques. A strong emphasis is placed on electrical theory and application as well as learning how to read electrical diagrams. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours = 3; Contact Hours = 4; Group Two Course
Semesters offered = Spring 2014 (Lecture), Fall 2014 (Lecture)
Academic Area = Construction Technology
Prerequisites = No